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Fata Morgana


Dir. Werner Herzog. 1971, 79 mins. 35mm. With Lotte Eisner. Fata Morgana is a sardonic, melancholic comment on man in the universe, its subtle and hallucinatory images accompanied by texts from sacred sixteenth-century creation myths of Guatemalan Indians and the 1970 German avant-garde. It moves on a poetic, visual level, has no conventional plot, but cunningly employs the trappings of surface reality (sandscapes, barbed wire, industrial debris, natives that do not fit their environs) to probe the depths beyond surrealism and metaphysics.

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