Werner Herzog Is In Iceland - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Werner Herzog Is In Iceland

Published September 24, 2015

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National Library Facebook page

Werner Herzog is currently in Iceland, and paid a special visit to the National Library.

Icelandic television and movie news site Klapptré reports that the famed director is shooting in Iceland. While it was not disclosed what he is filming, he did pay a visit to the National Library, where the above photo was taken.

Providing a clue as to what Werner is up to, he arrived at the library with a recording crew, and reportedly shot footage of a manuscript by Jón Steingrímsson. Jón, also known as “The Pastor of Fire”, was an 18th century priest who recorded our most accurate account of the devastating Laki eruption of 1783. Jón also held a legendary “Fire Mass” during the eruption, at his parish church in Kirkjubælarklaustur, where he reportedly exhorted the congregation to pray to God one last time. Inexplicably, the lava stopped a mere 2 kilometres from the church.

Apart from being the creator of many critically-acclaimed films, Werner is also an actor known for his characteristic voice. This voice is almost an institution unto itself, and has been featured in numerous movies and television shows, including The Boondocks and Rick & Morty.

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