UNITED STATES | 89 minutes | 2019
Looking to hide a secret from her 12-year-old daughter Mahiro, a woman hires actor Yuichi Ishii to approach the girl and pretend to be her father. Taking as his starting point the Japanese phenomenon of rentaru furendo, agencies that fill emotional voids using hired actors, Herzog once again examines the blurred line between documentary and fiction. The German director’s raw, hyperrealistic new film, shot on the fly using non-professional actors, is a fascinatingly meta look at the actor’s craft as well as a gripping reflection on reality.CANADIAN PREMIERE"It could well be that Herzog is fascinated by the Family Romance LLC phenomenon because it is a symptom of our atomised, lonely society." The Guardian"Family Romance, LLC is a fascinating convergence of filmmaker and subject, providing the rare opportunity for Herzog to bury his observations in the material at hand." IndieWire"Homo sapiens are a strange species, and few capture that more satisfyingly than Herzog" Variety
Special Screenings - Cannes Film Festival
2019 - NOMAD – In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin 2018 - Meeting Gorbachev (co-director André Singer)2017 - Into the Inferno2016 - Salt and Fire 2016 - Lo and Behold – Reveries of the Connected World 2014 - Queen of the Desert 2013 - From One Second to the Next 2012/13 - On Death Row I + I8 one hour long films 2011 - Into the Abyss - A Tale of Death, a Tale of Life 2010 - Ode to the Dawn of Man 2010 - Cave of Forgotten Dreams 2009 - La Bohéme 2009 - My Son My Son What Have Ye Done 2008 - Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans 2007 - Encounters at the End of The World 2006 - Rescue Dawn 2005 - The Wild Blue Yonder 2005 - Grizzly Man 2004 - The White Diamond 2003 - Wheel of Time 2002 - Christ and Demons in New Spain 2001 - Ten Thousand Years Older 2001 - Pilgrimage 2000 - Invincible 1999 - The Lord and the Laden 1999 - My Best Fiend 1999 - Wings of Hope
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AUSTRIA, UNITED KINGDOM, GERMANY | 105 minutes | 2019
In Dakar, Ada is engaged to a man she doesn’t love. Her true soul mate is Souleiman, a construction worker who hasn’t been paid in months. After he...
FRANCE, SENEGAL, BELGIUM | 104 minutes | 2019
Yoko hosts a popular TV show that whisks her off to one exotic locale after another. The day comes when she and her crew are dispatched to Uzbekistan. Once...
JAPAN, UZBEKISTAN, QATAR | 120 minutes | 2019
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