There are few people in the world today like Werner Herzog, let alone film directors. Whilst he made his name with early films such as Aguirre, the Wrath of God, The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser and Fitzcarraldo, it has been documentary film-making which he returns to again and again. It’s also a medium where he flourishes. Grizzly Man, Lessons in Darkness and Into the Abyss are up there with the best. In his new film, Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World, he focusses his camera on a new subject.
In Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World, Herzog ponders the influence of technology on our everyday lives and futures. As with all his documentaries, he approaches the subject as an explorer would; charting new land. He scrutinises the impact of the internet, AI, robotics and technological breakthroughs on humans and where our future may lie. The enigmatic director travels through digital landscapes and virtual reality in his quest for knowledge.
Through a series of conversations, Herzog uncovers how technological advances has radically impacted on our lives. However, mankind itself is never far from his heart or mind. Like most of his documentary output, he’s fascinated about the human experience. How we interact with technology and the footprint it leaves behind on us. Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World concentrates as much on the evolution of applied science as how it has changed every aspect of our lives. The human cost. And that’s what makes it special.
- BFI London Film Festival Q&A with Werner Herzog and Richard Ayoade
- Interview with Werner Herzog
- Werner Herzog Screen Talk
- Theatrical Trailer