But no one should have the right to manipulate my films in the first place.
I’ve never gone into analysis. But Freud opened a door, I know.
The Opera was a very cold film, a hopeless and dark film, no hope, no love.
Even in the former Soviet Union, they have good copies of my movies.
I want to do what I want when I want to do it not be dictated to by audiences.
It irritated me that my fans kept wanting me to retread old ground.
I’m appreciated more abroad. In America, Japan… and in the United Kingdom.
So I haven’t thought about the critics for a long time.
I went through a phase where I thought nostalgia was a bad thing.
Maybe when I stop making movies, I’ll understand my work better.
Every writer, to some extent, writes about himself.
When I see a film I’ve finished, it’s like another person made it. Like another mind.
When I was five. That’s when I started to love film.