"Land of Silence and Darkness"
Directed by Werner Herzog
documentary explores the inner world of Fini Strabinger, an elderly Bavarian
woman who went deaf and blind in her early teens. Herzog uses a quiet,
languid style to chronicle seemingly quotidian experiences; a trip to the
zoo, passage on an airplane; that become profound and humbling when
experienced with the resilient Strabinger. "One of Herzog's most
extraordinary films" (Richard Eder, The New York Times Magazine).
German with English subtitles. 90 minutes.