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Wed 16 March 2022
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WOW FILM FESTIVAL: Aguirre, Wrath of God (PG)(Werner Herzog, W Germany 1972, 95mins, subtitles)A special screening to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Herzog’s hugely influential epic adventure that stars the one and only Klaus Kinski in his defining role as a mad conquistador in search of El Dorado. Full of extraordinary imagery this breathtaking journey into the heart of darkness explores the dark psychological depths of man’s fascination with gold. An awesome feat of filmmaking that has to be seen on a big screen, Kinski’s extraordinary magnetic performance highlights the folly of man’s desire to conquer nature, signalling the beginning of Europe’s exploitation of the Global South.“The whole movie merges landscapes and character with such force that, once seen, you never forget it.” Derek Malcolm Evening Standard“It looks more magnificent and mad than ever,” Peter Bradshaw Guardian“The images are breathtaking in their beauty, mystery and sense of scale” Geoff Andrew Time OutWinner Best Cinematography Award at the German Film Awards 1973Festival Director David Gillam will introduce one of his favourite films that kicked off his lifelong fascination with world cinema.