Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, the Wrath of God) 1972 PG

6.00PM Fri 21 Feb 2020 (1hr 34mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Aguirre, the Wrath of God will screen from an imported 35mm print.

'The jungle of 'Aguirre' is never some lush, beautiful environment there for decoration, as it might be in a television commercial. It's a representation of our most intense and forceful dreams, our deepest emotions and nightmares. With its madness and confusion, the place becomes a vital part of characters' inner landscapes, taking on almost human qualities.' - Werner Herzog

Aguirre, the Wrath of God is one of cinema's greatest depictions of madness and obsession. The film trails Lope de Aguirre and a group of conquistadores in the 16th Century as they travel down the Amazon in search of El Dorado and its mythical riches. In his first collaboration with Herzog, Klaus Kinski's performance provides the lead character a level of feverish intensity rarely seen on screen before or since.

Aguirre is a masterpiece that has lost none of its nightmarish power. The simple narrative structure provides space for Herzog to craft a fatalistic atmosphere that grows endlessly as the explorers succumb to disease, starvation and unseen assailants.

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, MONO, 94 MINUTES, GERMANY/MEXICO/PERU, ENGLISH/QUECHUA/SPANISH/GERMAN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: WERNER HERZOG / CINEMATOGRAPHER: THOMAS MAUCH / EDITOR: BEATE MAINKA-JELLINGHAUS / PROD CO: WERNER HERZOG FILMPRODUKTION / PRINT SOURCE: DEUTSCHE KINEMATHEK, BERLIN / RIGHTS: WERNER HERZOG FILM GMBH / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM