US, 2016; 98 mins
In his inimitable inquisitive style, maverick filmmaker Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams) takes viewers on a fascinating and provocative journey into the past, present and future of our digital world. Through a series of ten loosely interconnected chapters that reveal the ways in which technology has transformed our lives, for better and for worse, Lo and Behold tackles a wide range of topics, from online bullying and cyber-warfare to artificial intelligence and digital meltdowns. Called “alternately playful and unsettling” (Variety) and “incredibly moving and sobering” (Screen Daily), Herzog’s latest philosophical expedition is itself a wonder to behold. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.
Director. Writer. Producer. Has studied history, literature and theatre, but hasn't finished it. Founded his own production company in 1963. Has staged several operas, besides others in Bayreuth, Germany, and at the Milan Scala in Italy. Herzog has won numerous national and international awards for his films.