BERLIN : Nicole Kidman says she loves the desert, which was lucky for her as veteran German director Werner Herzog expected her to spend a lot of time there for his entry for this year’s Berlin film festival competition. His ‘Queen of the Desert’, which had its premiere on Friday is based on the life of the British society woman Gertrude Bell. Known as ‘the female Lawrence of Arabia‘, she trekked the deserts of the Arabian peninsula in the early part of the 20th century.