Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin

Werner Herzog turns the camera on himself and his decades-long friendship with the late author Bruce Chatwin, a kindred spirit whose quest for ecstatic truth carried him to all corners of the globe. Herzog’s deeply personal portrait of Chatwin, illustrated with archival discoveries, film clips, and a mound of “brontosaurus skin,” encompasses their shared interest in aboriginal cultures, ancient rituals, and the mysteries stitching together life on earth.

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Werner Herzog

4 Stars! “One of the most deeply personal films of [Herzog’s] long and brilliant career.” PETER SOBCZYNSKI, ROGEREBERT.COM

Critic's Pick! “Herzog shoots these sites with the will and skill of a spell caster. No filmmaker uses drone camerawork so lyrically; his flying eye dips and swoops with a piercing curiosity.” GLENN KENNEY, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“An encomium to a lost friend. [Herzog] imbues the film with rich narration, unforgettable characters and National Geographic-worthy landscape shots all his own.” JASON NEWMAN, ROLLING STONE