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The Wild Blue Yonder (English)
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The Wild Blue Yonder
Location
Main screening room
Date
July 29th, 2024
Duration
80 min
Cycle
Science fiction

Science fiction pushes the boundaries, explores the improbable, and envisions the future of humanity. It also exposes us to extravagant visual effects and the inventive power of cinema, reflecting our deepest fantasies. In cinema, science fiction is immersive, creating worlds suddenly within our reach. This summer, over one hundred films from the history of cinema will allow us to witness this!

Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize, 2005 Venice International Film Festival

The Wild Blue Yonder
Directed by
Werner Herzog
Language
English
Actors
Brad Dourif, Donald Williams, Ellen Baker
Origins
Germany
Year
2005
Duration
80 min
Genre
Science fiction, fantasy
Format
Digital
Synopsis

Constructed as a visual opera, this science fiction fable is conceived as a metaphor for space. The message is that we must protect this most precious asset we possess: our planet. Without knowing it, for decades, visitors have been coming from space, from a planet immersed in water, The Wild Blue Yonder. Using lyrical sounds and images, a strange visitor recounts this incredible adventure. From this premise and through the story of the Galileo probe, Werner Herzog's film is a feast of exceptional images, colours and sounds, which carries off into infinite space.

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Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog is a German filmmaker, actor, opera director, and author. Regarded as a pioneer of New German Cinema, his films often feature ambitious protagonists with impossible dreams, people with unusual talents in obscure fields, or individuals in conflict with nature. His style involves avoiding storyboards, emphasizing improvisation, and placing his cast and crew into real situations mirroring those in the film they are working on. He started to work on his first film Herakles in 1961, when he was 19. Since then he has produced, written, and directed more than 60 feature films and documentaries, such as such as Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974), Heart of Glass (1976), Stroszek (1977), Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979), Fitzcarraldo (1982), Cobra Verde (1987), Lessons of Darkness (1992), Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997), My Best Friend (1999), Invincible (2000), Grizzly Man (2005), Encounters at the End of the World (2007), Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009), and Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010). He has also published over 12 books of prose and directed many operas. French filmmaker François Truffaut once called him "the most important film director alive".

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