Risking the wrath of Werner
Werner Herzog remains one of our most favourite people. Nonetheless, it constitutes something of a gamble for the organisers of next year’s Berlin Film Festival to appoint the great man president of the international jury.
True, Herzog may have made films as magnificent as Aguirre, the Wrath of God and The Enigma of Kasper Hauser. He is certainly one of the few figures from the German New Wave to remain a vital film-maker in the current century. But you wouldn’t put it past the old eccentric to give the top prize to a tree or a passing hedgehog. He’s that odd, you see.
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