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.
NOMAD: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BRUCE CHATWIN is now playing in select theaters and virtually with local arthouses.
Official Selection - 2019 Sheffield Doc Fest
Official Selection - 2019 Telluride Film Festival
Spotlight Documentary - 2019 Tribeca Film Festival
4 Stars! “One of the most deeply personal films of [Herzog’s] long and brilliant career.”
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.”
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.”
“A poignant testament to two friends' shared curiosity about the world."
The Hollywood Reporter
“Larger than life, just as both the director and its subject.”
"Absolutely wonderful. Thanks to Herzog’s creative and thoughtful approach, this will stand out as one of the most impressive biographical documentaries of the genre.”
Werner Herzog and Alberto Castillo in NOMAD. Courtesy of Music Box Films.
Elizabeth Chatwin in NOMAD. Courtesy of Music Box Films.
Werner Herzog and Bruce Chatwin in NOMAD. Courtesy of Music Box Films.
Werner Herzog in NOMAD. Courtesy of Music Box Films.
Werner Herzog and Elder in NOMAD. Courtesy of Music Box Films.
Director Werner Herzog. Courtesy of Music Box Films.