FAMILY ROMANCE, LLC is the latest feature from Herzog (AGUIRRE, THE WRATH OF GOD; CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS). Receiving its premiere at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, the film tells the story of a Tokyo-based company that offers the perfect stand-ins for absent family members, friends or admirers – available to rent for any occasion.

In a fictionalised take on this real-life company, Herzog follows founder Yuichi Ishii as he helps his clients make their dreams come true. But when the mother of 12-year-old Mahiro hires Ishii to impersonate her missing ex-husband, the line between performance and reality threatens to blur.

Shot by Herzog himself, the film blends fiction storytelling with documentary-style visuals for a striking meditation on truth and artifice in the age of loneliness.

Family Romance, LLC

1h 29m

Director: Werner Herzog
UK Release: The global curated streaming service MUBI has announced it will host a free preview of FAMILY ROMANCE, LLC in the UK and Ireland on July 3, featuring an exclusive introduction and interview with the legendary director Werner Herzog.
Available on MUBI from 4th July 2020