Werner Herzog was born in Munich in 1942. He made his first film at the age of 19. Since then he has produced, written, and directed more than forty films, published more than a dozen books of prose, and directed as many operas.
Heart of Glass is the story of a town in which the master glass maker has died and taken with him the secret formula to make ‘ruby glass’. The town has fallen into a deep depression as a result and the new young master is desperate to rediscover the recipe. The whole film, co-written by Herbert Achternbusch is richly steeped in allegory and a mythology unique to it’s own universe. Adding to the film’s bizarre allure is Herzog’s claim that the cast performed all their scenes
Starring: Josef Bierbichler, Stefan GŁttler, Clemens Scheitz, Volker Prechtel
Heart of Glass (Herz aus Glas), W. Herzog, 1976, W. Germany,93mins, 35mm, PG
Image: © Werner Herzog Film.
NGC and Star & Shadow have partnered to bring a screening of this film to the North East, part of a Herzog season at Star & Shadow.