German filmmaker Werner Herzog is in Hong Kong for the Hong Kong International Film Festival, which is honouring him with a retrospective of his films. Photo: Edmond So

Werner Herzog, in town for Hong Kong film festival, talks filmmaking, fish markets and why he is OK with being the bad guy

We sit down with prolific German filmmaker Werner Herzog to discuss his life, legend and legacy – and why he rarely turns on his mobile phone – during his visit to this year’s Hong Kong International Film Festival

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German filmmaker Werner Herzog is in Hong Kong for the Hong Kong International Film Festival, which is honouring him with a retrospective of his films. Photo: Edmond So
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Edmund Lee

Edmund Lee

Edmund Lee is the film editor of the Post. Before joining the Culture desk in 2013, he was the arts and culture editor of Time Out Hong Kong. Since he graduated in English and Comparative Literature, Edmund has also studied law and written an MPhil thesis on Hirokazu Koreeda. He is on a masochistic mission to review every Hong Kong film being released.