INTO THE INFERNO + Q&A at Bertha DocHouse.
Date: FRI 28 OCTOBER, 2016
Price: £9 (£7 CONCESSIONS)
FRIDAY 28TH OCTOBER
Part of what the Bertha DocHouse are dubbing 'Werner Herzog' week, this new doc from the mercurial German director sees him out with the world’s leading volcanologist, Clive Oppenheimer on a dangerous mission; their journey takes around the world, to the very edges of active volcanoes, meeting the people who willingly live in the shadow of such lethally unpredictable neighbours.
On the journey, Herzog pays tribute to the late French researchers Katia and Maurice Krafft, who were known for filming more closely to lava than anyone else. Their stunning footage of Magma Rivers evokes the hellish landscape of the man-made Kuwaiti oil fires in Herzog's 1992 film Lessons of Darkness.
Into the Inferno artfully blends reportage, history, and philosophy into a riveting cinematic experience. Looking into a volcanic funnel, Herzog observes "a fire that wants to burst forth and it could not care less about what we are doing up here."
DocHouse are showing two Werner Herzog films this week, the other being Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World.
You can read the Smoke Screen review of Lo and Behold here.