Max, the talking crow, is perhaps the most personable character in Werner Herzog’s NOBODY WANTS TO PLAY WITH ME, a short mockumentary / public service announcement which seems, in its simplicity and naivety, like an earlier work than it actually is. One might debate the wisdom of hiring Herzog to make a film encouraging children to be more considerate and sociable, but then one might say, “Why the hell not? At least it’ll be interesting.”
The film, via a selection of frame grabs and subtitles, is presented in capsule form over at The Daily Notebook, and constitutes this week’s edition of The Forgotten.
And yes, it should definitely be screened on a programme with Kiarostami’s TWO SOLUTIONS TO ONE PROBLEM.