Herz Frank selected for anniversary programme at Visions Du Reel
As part of the 50th edition of Visions Du Reel (April 5 – 13, 2019), the artistic director Emilie Bujès asked the previous directors to select two films, which they consider having made the history of cinema and the history of the festival. 8 films were selected for an anniversary programme – including THE LAST JUDGEMENT by the iconic Latvian filmmaker Herz Frank!
Screening on April 9 at Cinémobile.
This documentary was screened at Visions Du Reel already in 1987. It was also selected by Berlinale, IDFA and other festivals at time.
“Herz Frank is the prophet of documentary cinema – a philosopher, moralist, researcher, having explored the secrets of the joy and the tragic of being, an artist whose works allow the truth to gleam with a thrill of revelation. His films encompass the human life from the sacred moment of birth to the mystery of death and enable to look into the abyss between the good and the evil, the truth and the lie. It is really stunning how fragile the human heart is in front of the look of the camera of Herz Frank.” Tue Steen Müller