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Fata Morgana

Fata Morgana PG rating

Herzog’s intense, dreamlike mediation on desert life as if seen by an alien.

Animation & Artists Moving Image 1971 76 mins

Director: Werner Herzog

Overview

Partly mystical, partly absurd, this early film by Werner Herzog evokes the chimerical visions of a desert mirage, re-framing and making strange different documentary images of life and decay in the Sahara. Film historian Lotte Eisener reads a Mayan creation myth and unlikely musical choices further twist and confuse our sense of place.