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A long way to Fitzcarraldo

Last weekend, the New Zealand International Film Festival kicked off some pre-events in Dunedin before the main festival begins in August. I happened to notice the flyer for the screenings while we were having some drinks one evening the week before, and flipping through the guide, a film caught my eye: Fitzcarraldo, directed by Werner Herzog.

I first heard about this film when Irish band The Frames, many years titled an album and song for this film. Nevertheless, I had not seen it until a few years ago when we watched it on our television in Germany. Continue reading A long way to Fitzcarraldo