Werner Herzog

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Werner Herzog, film director, actor and author, poses for a photograph in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Herzog is a critically acclaimed filmmaker who has won many awards. Photographer: Calvin Sit/Bloomberg

The digital world, what a fabulous place, Werner Herzog declares from his home in Los Angeles. Fraught with danger. Filled with possibility. It is tha(...)

John Thomond O’Brien: known as Don Juan O’Brien, he was an honoured veteran of the South American wars  of independence

The Isla del Sol, or Island of the Sun, on Lake Titicaca is one of the most important sites in Inca mythology. It lies almost 4,000 metres above sea(...)

Ana de Armas and Wagner Moura in Sergio

There’s a short season to be compiled of feature dramas adapted from the same directors’ documentaries. Werner Herzog’s Rescue Dawn, a variation on th(...)

Waris Ahluwalia in the 2007 Wes Anderson movie, The Darjeeling Limited

Real-life adventures Wild (2014) Cheryl Strayed decided to walk the Pacific Crest Trail to face her demons, and her memoirs were turned into this upl(...)

The Mandalorian begins five years after Return of the Jedi

Ever since Jar Jar Binks and George Lucas’ terrible prequels trilogy, Star Wars devotees have greeted each new chapter of their beloved intergalactic (...)

Irish film producer Ed Guiney receives the award for Best European Comedy and Best European film, for  The Favourite, at the 32nd European Film Awards ceremony in Berlin, Germany, on Saturday night. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

Even before the official ceremony for the 32nd annual European Film Awards (EFAs) kicked off, it was a triumphant occasion for Irish production The Fa(...)

Werner Herzon meets his hero Mikhail Gorbachev to whom he explains most Germans have “overwhelming approval for you personally”.

Writing in Roller-Coaster, his recent history of the post-war years, Ian Kershaw breaks with the historian’s habitual caution about personality politi(...)

Autumn TV: ones to watch

The shows are listed in alphabetical order. Previews by Peter Crawley, Laura Slattery, Hannah J Davies, Phil Harrison, Luke Holland, Ellen E Jones and(...)

‘The Cold Blue’

We have recently been spoilt with hitherto unseen footage from historical events. Coming a week after the extraordinary Apollo 11, The Cold Blue compr(...)

You wouldn’t mistake Erik Nelson for a layabout. A hugely chatty, endlessly friendly man in the senior stages of middle age, he has been a producer and director of documentaries since the 1980s.

“How do things ever start?” Erik Nelson muses. “I had a crazy idea: what colour footage of World War II airplanes exists in the archives. I have been (...)

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