Woyzeck (Herzog, 1979): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 8.45pm
This film, part of the Werner Herzog season, also screens at the cinema on Saturday 29th June. Here are the details.
Time Out review:
An anarchist's morality play; the tale of an army private tormented in
private by visions of apocalypse, in public by the unbearable weight of
social and sexual oppression; he flips. Herzog's harsh vision of human
suffering beyond despair, adapted from the Georg Büchner play, casts
Woyzeck as a proletarian King Lear (Kinski, extraordinary once again),
but there are echoes, too, of Beckett and Brecht. A sharp parable on
social oppression and dormant rebellion, made with a dispassionate,
deliberate formality that some may find hard to take.
Here is the trailer.