Celebrated filmmaker Werner Herzog travels the world to craft a deeply personal chronicle of his decades-long friendship with the late English travel writer and novelist Bruce Chatwin in his latest documentary film, NOMAD: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BRUCE CHATWIN.
Having created more than 60 features and documentaries over the past six decades, including such landmark works as Aguirre, The Wrath of God (1972), Fitzcarraldo (1982), My Best Fiend (1999), Grizzly Man(2005) and The Cave of Forgotten Dreams(2010), Herzog now turns his camera on himself and his relationship with Chatwin, a kindred spirit whose quest for ecstatic truth carried him to all corners of the globe.
“[Bruce] Chatwin was a writer like no other. He would craft mythical tales into voyages of the mind. In this respect, we found out we were kindred spirits: he as a writer, I as a filmmaker,” says Herzog of his dear friend, who died in 1989, and the new film he inspired. “In [NOMAD: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BRUCE CHATWIN ], I will follow a similar erratic quest for wild characters, strange dreamers, and big ideas about the nature of human existence.
Currently rolling out to select theaters in the U.S.’s top markets and to virtual local arthouses, NOMAD: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BRUCE CHATWIN will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD (iTunes, Amazon Instant, Vudu, YouTube and other platforms) for the first time on October 27, 2020 (prebook September 22, 2020). The Blu-ray and DVD carry the suggested retail prices of $34.95 and $29.95, respectively.