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Werner Herzog

“It is my duty to direct because the films might be the inner chronicle of what we are, and we have to articulate ourselves. Otherwise we would be cows in the field.”

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    FAMILY ROMANCE, LLC

    Werner Herzog United States, 2019

    MUBI is ecstatic to take you on a surreal new adventure with indefatigable globetrotting auteur, Werner Herzog. Filmed guerrilla-style in Japan, Herzog’s unique dramatization of the real phenomenon of renting family members and social stand-ins explores the uncanny essence of human relationships.

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    GRIZZLY MAN

    Werner Herzog United States, 2005

    Self-taught naturalist Timothy Treadwell spent many summers living unarmed in the wilds of Alaska, obsessively filming the activities of grizzly bears. His methods were seen by qualified researchers as misguided, cavalier and exceptionally dangerous, and ended with his death by bear attack in 2003.

    LO AND BEHOLD, REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD

    Werner Herzog United States, 2016

    In this thoughtful and engaging doc, film adventurer Werner Herzog digs into the online world to spy on our escalating dance with progress. A work of personal-essay cinema that observes and provokes in equal measure. Fact: despite his skepticism towards technology, Herzog does own a cell phone.

    LIFE ITSELF

    Steve James United States, 2014

    Based on the memoir of world-renowned film critic Roger Ebert, this touching documentary by Steve James follows the life of a tenacious man who influenced those around him. Ebert’s reflections on the cinema are heard alongside his many cinephile friends, like Martin Scorsese and Werner Herzog.

    NOMAD: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BRUCE CHATWIN

    Werner Herzog United Kingdom, 2019

    Werner Herzog’s touching documentary portrait of the late, globetrotting writer Bruce Chatwin is the legendary director’s most personal film yet. Traveling to striking sites from Chatwin’s work, Herzog crafts a sublime tribute to a great artist and friend, and their shared quest for ecstatic truth.

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