Salt and Fire 2016 M

2.30PM Sat 15 Jul 2017 (1hr 38mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

I am more interested in real landscapes that transform into something magical, natural. It's not for the sake of realism that I go to these landscapes. I create something that only occurs in fever dreams and only occurs in our sense of magic.

It's in a way completely fresh and new for me although it has the same worldview and the same pulse as my other films have.

Werner Herzog's most recent feature film, Salt and Fire, continues his ongoing fascination with the prospect of humanity facing up to a monumental environmental catastrophe. The film finds two UN ecologists (Gael Garcia Bernal and Veronica Ferres)  desperately trying to find out whether the salt flats left by the artificial evaporation of a lake will continue their disastrous and seemingly endless expansion. Michael Shannon plays a corporate CEO who arranges for the investigators to be kidnapped, but whose sinister motivations are soon overshadowed by a far more apocalyptic threat.

CREDITS

HD, COLOUR, DOLBY DIGITAL, 98 MINS, USA/GERMANY/FRANCE, ENGLISH/SPANISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: WERNER HERZOG / BASED ON THE SHORT STORY 'ARAL' BY TOM BISSELL / CINEMATOGRAPHER: PETER ZEITLINGER / EDITOR: JOE BINI / PRODUCTION CO: ARTE FRANCE CINÉMA, BENAROYA PICTURES, CANANA FILMS, SKELLIG ROCK / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT / SCREENING FORMAT: DIGITAL

M | Mature themes and coarse language