Saturday, 8 June 2013

Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 177: Wed Jun 26

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 B├╝chner 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.
Chris Auty

Here is the trailer.

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