This Thursday 9th May at 6.30pm at the Cinephile Film Club, Sachin Chatte will host the screening of the cult German film, Fitzcarraldo directed by Werner Herzog. The details are given below –
Film:Fitzcarraldo (German with English subtitles)
Directed by: Werner Herzog
Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins
Winner of the Best Director at Cannes in 1982, Fitzcarraldo is nothing short of a very ambitious and grand film. Inspired by the story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an Irishman in Peru who was known as Fitzcarraldo, Herzog regular, Klaus Kinski plays the lead role. He is very fond of opera and wants to build an opera house in the jungle and is determined to do so, never mind if he has to drag a boat, over a steep hill. Herzog actually used a 350 ton boat for those scenes, without any special effects. Since they were shooting in the rain forest among the tribals, by the end of it all, it turned out to be a very stressful experience for everyone involved (a documentary called Burden of Dreamswas about the making of this film) – but nevertheless, this is the madness of film making at its best.
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