Aguirre, The Wrath of God (1972) | Werner Herzog | 1 h 35 min
Werner Herzog’s unforgettable portrait of madness and power tells the story of the doomed expedition of conquistador Gonzalo Pizarro, who in 1560 and 1561 led a body of men into the Peruvian rain forest, lured by stories of a lost city of gold. A masterpiece the moment it premiered, Aguirre remains one of the great, haunting visions of the cinema.
German with English subtitles.
Fabulous Films are Open to the Public, and admission is free or by donation to the VIU Cowichan Student Emergency Fund.
Screenings take place at the VIU Cowichan Lecture Theatre, in Room 140 at 2011 University Way (Totem Entrance).