Meeting Gorbachev, dir. Werner Herzog and André Singer, UK / Germany / USA 2019, 90 mins., English, German, Russian and Polish with English subtitles
Werner Herzog returns with Meeting Gorbachev, an intimate portrait of one man who changed the course of history.
From a humble upbringing in a small village to General Secretary of the USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev brought about drastic changes that helped end the Cold War, bring down the Berlin Wall, and revolutionise politics in his home country and around the world. Now 87 and battling illness, the visionary Gorbachev has mellowed and slowed down. Still, gently but resolutely, he is pushing towards his goals.
Told through a series of interviews between Herzog and Gorbachev entwined with archival footage, Meeting Gorbachev reminds us of the momentous and unforeseeable ways the world can be changed.