Director: Werner Herzog Run Time: 76 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1971 Language: German
Starring: Lotte Eisner
The term that is this film’s title is a reference to mirages, and is an apt name for this storyless, hallucinatory work shot in the deserts of North Africa. It’s a rhythmic, musical succession of images and short scenes. The narration, in English, comes from a Guatemalan creation myth, and the accompanying music ranges from Couperin to Cash, with significant contributions by Leonard Cohen.