"I don’t film metaphors. People only read them as metaphors, which is very good. That’s what I want. I always want to stir people to something. It doesn’t matter whether I manage to pull people into the story or inspire them to analyze it. What is important is that I force them into something or move them in some way. That’s why I do all this—to make people experience something. It doesn’t matter if they experience it intellectually or emotionally. You make films to give people something, to transport them to a world of intuition or a world of the intellect."
June 27, 1941 — March 13, 1996