Date(s) - 11/11/2018


Iconic auteur Werner Herzog begins his summit with former Soviet head of state Mikhail Gorbachev by suggesting his initial meetings with Germans can’t have been pleasant, presuming they happened during WWII. That sets the tone for intimate, revealing conversations with one of the most significant statesmen of the 20th century. Herzog and regular collaborator André Singer conducted three interviews with Gorbachev during a six-month period, and they form the basis of this enthralling portrait. Now 87, Gorbachev talks candidly about the Cold War, Russian democracy and the turbulent years of glasnost. There’s some precious archive here, too, often accompanied by Herzog’s distinctive narration. 

Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival, 2018


Director:  Werner Herzog, André Singer
Producers:   Lucki Stipetić, Svetlana Palmer
Screenwriters:   Werner Herzog, Andre Singer
Country:  UK, USA, Germany
Languages:  English, Russian, German, Polish (Subtitled)
Colour:  Colour
Year:  2018

Duration:  92 minutes

Tickets:  €10 / €8.50