Shuffle Film Festival: Aguirre, The Wrath Of God
Venture into the Amazon and to the edge of madness with Werner Herzog
Shuffle Festival is an annual event which aims to build a more integrated community presence through art, comedy, music, food and film. Taking place in the Lodge Cinema, tonight’s screening is of Werner Herzog’s 1972 drama Aguirre, The Wrath Of God. Set in the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre (Klaus Kinksi) leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado, the legendary city of gold. As the expedition moves further into the jungle, they leave reality behind and enter a dreamlike, otherworldly land of delusion and madness. Kinski is terrific, and despite the hazardous filming conditions and clashes with Herzog (perhaps even because of these complications), this film is one of the most impressive and memorable films of the 70s. "An awesome feat of filmmaking." – Time Out "A journey down river to the mouth of Hell, but also so much more." – Little White Lies Certificate: 12A. Runtime: 1 hour 33 minutes.
"A classic that screams to be seen on the big screen."