Thursday, 26 June 2008

Encounters at the End of the World

Dir: Werner Herzog (Rescue Dawn, Grizzly Man, Fitzcarraldo)
Documentary exploring the land and people who live in Antarctica
USA, 2008

Seen: September 11, 2007 at TIFF 07

Reason to see: I have heard so many good things about the director and his latest wild release, Rescue Dawn with Christian Bale and I’ve not see anything by him so my curiously was piqued. Then to add the film is about the South Pole, and I was hooked.

As with all the documentaries this year I've found that I only know what the subject matter would be but not the take on how it was presented. This film being about a trek to Antarctica I thought it would be mostly about the land however the films focus surrounds the people who go there, and why. All in all it was a fascinating film and was met with hugely positive response. It was I believe the first film I've gone to that had virtually no seats available and that not only was the director in attendance pre and post show, but was actually in the audience during the screening. Very exciting!

Shannon's Overall View:
I enjoyed it
I'd watch it again
I recommend it

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