Meeting Gorbachev

United Kingdom/United States/Germany, 2018, 92 min, Colour

Werner Herzog and André Singer’s riveting documentary, filled with unforgettable archive materials and based on three long interviews, provides incredible access to, arguably, the world’s greatest living politician. Now 87 and battling illness, the visionary Mikhail Gorbachev, former General Secretary of the U.S.S.R, has mellowed and slowed down. Still, gently but resolutely, he is pushing towards his goals. Herzog, as on-screen interviewer, does not disguise his affection, celebrating Gorbachev’s three remarkable accomplishments: negotiations with the U.S. to reduce nuclear weapons; cessation of Soviet control of Eastern Europe and the reunification of Germany; and the dissolution of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc. All of this in six years!

CREDITS

Directors:

Werner Herzog,André Singer

Producers:

Svetlana Palmer,Lucki Stipetic

Cinematography:

Yuri Burak

Editing:

Michael Ellis

Sound:

Vasily Amochkin,Vladimir Rizun

DIRECTOR'S BIO

Werner Herzog, Director. Writer. Producer. Actor. Poet. He studied history, literature and theatre for some time, but didn't finish it and founded instead his own film production company in 1963. Later in his life, Herzog also staged several operas in Bayreuth, Germany, and at the Milan Scala in Italy. Herzog has won numerous national and international awards for his poetic feature and documentary films. André Singer is a British documentary film-maker, as well as an anthropologist. He is currently CEO of Spring Films Ltd of London and was President of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland from 2014-2018

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

United States, 2019, Tribeca FF,

Tribeca FF, United States 2019 -

Canada, 2019, TIFF, Toronto,

TIFF, Toronto, Canada 2019 -

Netherlands, 2018, IDFA,

IDFA, Netherlands 2018 -

Denmark, 2019, CPH:DOX,

CPH:DOX, Denmark 2019 -

Germany, 2018, Dok Leipzig,

Dok Leipzig, Germany 2018 -

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