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Herzog will attend the festival in Rio de Janeiro, the official headquarters for the third edition of festival, which will screen films including Little Dieter Needs To Fly (1998) – which was remade as the drama Rescue Dawn (2006) - as well the death row documentary Into the Abyss (2011).
Also screening is My Best Fiend (1999), Herzog’s examination of his conflicted relationship with late actor Klaus Kinski, with whom he collaborated for films including Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972) and Fitzcarraldo (1982).
The festival will also show Herzog’s horror film Nosferatu, The Vampyre (1978) and the science fiction film The Wild Blue Yonder (2005).
Programmer for the 4+1 Festival Gonzalo de Pedro Amatria said: “We want to pay tribute to Werner Herzog for his ability to surprise, his steadfastness in refusing to follow fads and staying true to himself and also to his unique understanding of cinema which seems to secretly link poetry, documentary and science fiction together.”
For more information visit www.festival4mas1.com.