Risk­ing the wrath of Werner

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

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.

That’s Ital­ian: Swin­ton

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