Master Class with Werner Herzog at the Locarno Film Festival

German director, screenwriter, producer and actor Werner Herzog was awarded the Pardo d’onore Swisscom at the Locarno Film Festival on the Piazza  Grande on 16 August. In addition to the screenings of his films during the Festival, Herzog conducted a Master Class hosted by Grazia Paganelli, author of Sinais de Vida: Werner Herzog e o Cinema    .

The intensive Master Class covered a wide range of topics — from shooting on celluloid versus digitally — to the challenges of working in fiction and    documentaries — to recounting compelling and often humorous anecdotes, including his voiceover acting role on the animated series The Simpsons.

To read more of my article: http://blogs.indiewire.com/sydneylevine/werner-herzog-documentaries-locarno-film-festival-films-masterclass

Herzog showing film clip of his documentary

Herzog showing film clip of his documentary