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Werner Herzog and Joshua Oppenheimer in a 2-days conversation about life, humanity and filmmaking

Together with Director Joshua Oppenheimer we will spend 2 days concentrating and focusing on the filmmaker and man behind films like Aguirre: The Wrath of God; Kaspar Hauser; Stroszek; Fitzcarraldo; Little Dieter Needs to Fly; The Withe Diamond; Grizzly M

Werner Herzog was born in 1942 in Munich. Herzog studied History, Literature and Drama in Munich and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania but not for very long. He never attended a film school and had no formal film education.

His first short Herakles was completed in 1962.

Werner Herzog comes from New German Cinema and has been characterized as the “romantic visionary” of the movement as well as its most notorious self-promoter who possesses an almost legendary need to confront danger in making his film and often feature heroes with impossible dreams, people with unique talents in obscure fields or individuals who are in conflict with nature.
The seminar is aimed for professional filmmakers and takes place in our cinema.

Joshua Oppenheimer was born in 1974, USA. He is now based in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he is a partner at the production company Final Cut for Real, and is artistic director of the International Centre for Documentary and Experimental Film, University of Westminster.

Recipient of a MacArthur “Genius Grant” (2015-2019), Oppenheimer has worked for over a decade with militias, death squads and their victims to explore the relationship between political violence and the public imagination. His debut feature-length film, The Act of Killing (2012), was named Film of the Year in the 2013 Sight and Sound Film Poll. It won 72 international awards, including the European Film Award 2013 and BAFTA 2014. It was nominated for the 2014 Academy Award® for Best Documentary, and has been released theatrically in 30 countries. His latest film, The Look of Silence (2014), premiered in competition at the 72nd Venice Film Festival, where it won five awards, including the Grand Prize of the Jury, the international critics award (FIPRESCI Prize) and the European film critics award (FEDEORA Prize). Since then, The Look of Silence has played at Telluride, Toronto, New York, Busan (Cinephile Prize for Best World Documentary), and CPH:DOX (DOX Award).

NB!: Please notice that Friday January 9 the seminar will start at 1 pm – 8 pm and Saturday January from 10 am – 4 pm.

Light dinner is served Friday evening.  


This seminar has come about through cooperation with the European Film College and is kindly supported by Nordea Fonden