Heart Of Glass (herz Au Glaz)
Tue 3 May 2011 // 20:00
Wed 4 May 2011 // 20:00
Thu 5 May 2011 // 20:00
(Tues 3rd to Thurs 5th @ 8pm; Babycinema Weds @ 11am / £5/4/3 TTT)
(Werner Herzog / Germany / 1976 / 94 minutes / certificate PG / 35mm)
Herzog wrote produced and directed this dark fairytale of a mountain-top community whose secret red glass industry, so beautiful and valuable to the community existence, is lost by the death of the foreman. The film has become legendary for the fact it was performed by an entirely hypnotised cast. Equal to the otherworldly glare of the 18th century style characters, is the beauty of the Popel Vuh soundtrack and the breathless mountains, clouds, and waterfalls of Bavaria and Alaska. When the future is uncertain, What will the shepherd prophet Hias know of the future...and foresee for the villagers? And how does the island Skellig become a metaphor for loss and infinity and time...