Fitzcarraldo To Screen At Goethe Institute

Fitzcarraldo To Scren At Goethe Institute

Fitzcarraldo, an eccentric by the name of Brian Sweeney Fitzcarraldo, is a monomaniacal dreamer, with a bold dream, the dream of creating his own opera house in the jungle. The nouveau riche millionaires in the Amazon region show an arrogant lack of understanding for his gramophone music, but the poor children in Iquitos love him and his music; for a long time he had sought in vain to find someone to finance his project and he only received support from Molly, the owner of a high-class brothel.

Now Fitzcarraldo takes a steamship up a tributary of the Amazon in order to reach the rubber region, which is actually inaccessible, the only reason why he was given the rights to use the land. The profits are to help finance his dream of a jungle opera.

Fitzcarraldo is a 1982 film written and directed byWerner Herzog and starring Klaus Kinski as the title character. The film is derived from the real-life story of Peruvian rubber baron Carlos Fitzcarrald.  It is set to screen on Tuesday April 29th 2013 at Goethe Institute from 6.30pm. As usual entrance will be free.

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