Theater of ThoughtWerner Herzog

Legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog delves into the mysteries of the brain (artificial or otherwise). Do we really have autonomy over our thoughts? Do we live in a shared fantasy? Is telepathy possible? Can fish dream? Do mice question their reality? How can Siri detect the difference between "knight" and "night"? A fascinating look at the brain's immense capacity, the potential of neurotechnology and its ethical implications. At age 80, Herzog adds a new chapter to his varied and idiosyncratic oeuvre with a fascinating journey through the research, insights and predictions of some of the world's most influential scientists and innovators.

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The brand-new ScienceVille component is the final piece of an evolution of many years within DOCVILLE, linking the general public's interest in science with quality scientific documentaries. As a full-fledged festival-within-a-festival not only documentaries are screened, but there are many surrounding activities: lectures and workshops for the public, children, filmmakers and scientists, live experiments, an exhibition on Artificial Intelligence ánd we present the National Lottery Award for Best Scientific Documentary. DOCVILLE welcomes you to ScienceVille.

Science Artificial intelligence Psychology Philosophy

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The screening of 23.03 is part of the Opening of ScienceVille, is proceeded by an introduction to ScienceVille and will be followed by a reception with music from the Big Brain Band


Directed by Werner Herzog
United States
2022 108 min.
No subtitles




Werner Herzog


Werner Herzog, Ariel Leon Isacovitch

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