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50th TIFF- Exhibition: Signs of Life, Werner Herzog and the Cinema

50th TIFF- Exhibition: Signs of Life, Werner Herzog and the Cinema

One of the highlights mentioned in my dispatch from the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, published last Monday in indieWIRE, was a multimedia exhibit on Werner Herzog in the port city’s old Ice Chambers. Here’s what I wrote:

“Legendary German director Werner Herzog was the attending luminary in this year’s edition of the festival, with a comprehensive retrospective of his work….As befits a filmmaker who has worked in unusual environments, from Antarctica to the jungles of Peru, the festival staged a parallel multimedia exhibit in the Ice Chambers on the docks, a former fish-storage warehouse with many architectural details intact. Named for the debut feature he shot on the island of Kos in 1968, “Signs of Life,” the standout show included stills taken by Lena Herzog on her husband’s recent films, as well as companion projections and videos. The original exhibit was created for a traditional gallery space by the Italian Cinema Museum in Turin, and reformatted for Thessaloniki.”

Here are some photos, including the port, the outside and inside of the Ice Chambers, Herzog with festival brass and curators, the director’s brother Lucki Stipetic (with orange sweater), and grandson.

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