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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

Programs

Saturday October 12, 2019

Program #44
19:15
Cinéma du Parc 1

Saturday October 19, 2019

Program #242
21:20
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 10

Werner Herzog

No biography

2019 - NOMAD – In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin

2018 - Meeting Gorbachev (co-director André Singer)

2017 - Into the Inferno

2016 - 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 + I
8 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

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Herzog Werner
  • Producer Roc Morin
  • Cast Yuichi Ishii, Mahiro Tamimoto

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