Capital Celluloid 2024 — Day 10: Wed Jan 10

Land of Silence and Darkness (Herzog, 1971): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 8.45pm

This film is part of the Werner Herzog season at BFI Southbank and is also being screened on January 10th. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
As a rule, Werner Herzog’s documentaries are more unearthly than his fictions. This 1971 study of Germany’s deaf-and-dumb population presents its subjects as a privileged class with access to an alternate reality. Herzog shuns the expected tone of social-worker condescension in favor of mystic’s awe. A remarkable, unaccountable film, both cold and moving.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is an extract.

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