Originally conceived with Mick Jagger in the supporting role, the film’s most famous set piece involves the transport of a large steamboat over a steep hill using only the manual labour of the Araguna people, an act of exploitation and insanity documented by Les Blank in Burden of Dreams. With Claudia Cardinale. Music by Popol Vuh.
Presented by the Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI
The extraordinary story of Fitzcarraldo, a Caruso-obsessed madman who embarks on a quest to build an opera house in Iquitos in the Peruvian Amazon.