The Wrath and Reveries of Werner Herzog

2 Jun 2017 – 19 Aug 2017 | GOMA | Cinema A

For nearly half a century, Werner Herzog (b. 1942) has crafted films with audacity and fearless vision. First emerging as part of the groundbreaking German New Wave in the late 1960s, Herzog has continued to consistently produce mesmerising tales of obsession, conquest and the sublime. His films and documentaries blur the line between fact and fiction, reaching for higher, stranger truths. Although Herzog's filmmaking is often overshadowed by the off-screen sagas surrounding his productions, his cinematic legacy is full of triumphs both grand and intimate in scale.

This free program presents a wide selection of works drawn from the director's storied career - from early German masterworks to Hollywood eccentricities, and all of the spellbinding documentaries in-between. It reveals a filmmaker with an artistic voice behind the camera that is as singular and recognisable as the actual one so often heard in front of it.

Read more about the films of Werner Herzog on the QAGOMA Blog

List of Works

Signs of Life 1968
Even Dwarfs Started Small 1970
Land of Silence and Darkness 1971
Fata Morgana 1971
Aguirre, the Wrath of God 1972
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser 1974
Heart of Glass 1976
La Soufrière 1977
Stroszek 1977
Nosferatu the Vampyre 1979
Woyzeck 1979
Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe 1980 (Dir. Les Blank)
Fitzcarraldo 1982
Burden of Dreams 1982 (Dir. Les Blank)
Where the Green Ants Dream 1984
Portrait Werner Herzog 1986
Cobra Verde 1987
Lessons of Darkness 1992
Little Dieter Needs to Fly 1997
My Best Fiend 1999
Wheel of Time 2003
Grizzly Man 2005
Rescue Dawn 2006
Encounters at the End of the World 2007
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans 2009
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? 2009 
Plastic Bag 2009 (Dir. Ramin Bahrani)
Cave of Forgotten Dreams 2010
Happy People: A Year in the Taiga 2010
Into the Abyss 2011
Queen of the Desert 2015 
Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World 2016
Into the Inferno 2016
Salt and Fire 2016

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QAGOMA acknowledges the generous assistance of Werner Herzog Film GmbH, Vienna; the National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra; and the Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin in providing materials for this program. Program curated by Robert Hughes, Australian Cinémathèque.

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