In the winter of 1974, Werner Herzog learned that his friend, historian and film critic, Lotte Eisner, had fallen ill. In a real leap of faith, the filmmaker thought that if he walked from Munich to Paris, his ailment would subside. 755 kilometers later, it was. Director of Fitzcaraldo (1982) wrote during the process From walking on ice, a kind of diary in which he reflected the doubts, fears and convictions that arose in his departure. A document that has served as a map so that, 45 years later, Pablo Maqueda (Manic Pixie Dream Girl) has walked his steps again in the documentary Dear werner. A film that works as a tribute to its admired director, to the seventh art itself and to the dreams that every day lead us to direct our footsteps in one direction or another.
‘The year of discovery’: filmic memory of a workers’ struggle hidden by the Olympic glory and the Seville Expo