Capital Celluloid 2024 — Day 1: Mon Jan 1

Fata Morgana (Herzog, 1971) + The Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (Herzog, (1974):
BFI Southbank, NFT2 6pm

This double-bill is part of the Werner Herzog season at BFI Southbank and is also screened on January 17th. You can find the full details here.

Chicago Reader review of Fata Morgana:
Cold, documentarylike images of the Sahara are used in a grotesque retelling of the story of creation in Werner Herzog’s 1971 experimental feature. Every shot has a double edge of harsh reality and surrealist fantasy, as when the landing of a jet plane, repeated nine or ten times, becomes an odd spiritual symbol, at once banal and mysterious. You’ll either be bored to death or fascinated—for me, it’s Herzog’s most interesting film.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer for Fata Morgana.

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