Meeting Gorbachev


Countries: UK, USA, Germany
Year: 2018
Languages: English, German, Polish, Russian (with English and Georgian subtitles)
Duration: 91 minutes
Directors: Werner Herzog, Andre Singer
Cinematography: Yuriy Burak, Richard Blanshard
Editing: Michael Ellis
Music: Nicholas Singer
Sound: Vladimir Rizun, Vasiliy Amochkin, Simon Bishop, Alexander Kuckuck
Producers: Lucki Stipetic, Svetlana Palmer
Script: Werner Herzog

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While meeting Mikhail Gorbachev, Werner Herzog opens a fresh door to some of the most significant events of the late 20th Century – from nuclear disarmament to the unification of Germany. It also puts today’s era of populist political leadership into perspective. Herzog and Gorbachev talk three times over a six-months period, and although the last President of the Soviet Union is an ailing man, his mind is sharp. Gorbachev’s humour coupled with Herzog’s ability to dig out unexpected and personal areas of the president’s life make the encounters engaging, insightful, and moving.

Screening on: Saturday / 11 May / 20:00 / Amirani 1

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