Fata Morgana

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Fata Morgana

  1. Saturday, September 8, 2012 9:30 p.m.
Still image from the film Fata Morgana

Conceived in 1969 but not released until 1972, Fata Morgana is the first installment in a trilogy of films shot in Africa by a director who proved early on that he had vision few of his contemporaries could match. Filmed on location in the depths of the Sahara desert, the film has a reputation for its experimental techniques, which capture the beauty of the desert’s legendarily mirage-studded landscape. Through the rendering of its inhabitants and their geographically inspired personalities, the solidification of Herzog’s reputation for delivering unique perspectives to film began. (DigiBeta Presentation)