My Best Fiend 1999 PG
8.15PM Fri 4 Aug 2017
GOMA | Cinema A | Free
If I had made the film immediately after [Klaus Kinski's] death, I'm sure it would have been much darker. Today I can laugh about what happened between us; I see the bizarre side of everything and look back with some serenity.
My Best Fiend is an absorbing and wildly entertaining portrait of Herzog's tumultuous relationship with his five-time collaborator Klaus Kinski. Their work together is legendary for their conflicts – from Kinski's violent tantrums on set to Herzog's threats to murder his star – but also for the extraordinary films they made together: beginning with 1972's Aguirre, the Wrath of God and ending with Cobra Verde 1987. Herzog digs deep into the mythos of their work, while also exploring what made Kinski such a revelation on screen. Neither a hagiography nor a damnation, My Best Fiend is an essential work in understanding the puzzle of these two artists.
16MM, BLACK AND WHITE AND COLOUR, DOLBY SR, 95 MINS, GERMANY/UK/USA, ENGLISH/GERMAN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: WERNER HERZOG / CINEMATOGRAPHER: PETER ZEITLINGER / EDITOR: JOE BINI / PRODUCTION CO: WERNER HERZOG FILMPRODUKLTION, CAFÉ PRODUCTIONS LTD, ZEPHIR FILM / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: WERNER HERZOG FILM GMBH / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP
PG | Mature themes