I like to start a sentence and let it take me, let it flow, so it can go anywhere. That’s how I think things are in life, where we don’t have a script.
My films don’t give you an easy ride. I can see that. The sense I get is that people have quite a physical experience with them. They feel afterwards that they’ve really been through something.
A huge part of life is to laugh and be amused and you can make movies without that, but I think it’s a missed opportunity not to have a little bit of joy and lightness in it.
every young person goes through a phase of trying on different personalities, but I think in the end I came back to myself. And I think that I was right to do that.
I don’t want to do worldly cinema: “Hold your breath, this is art.” To me, that’s bullshit. “Kevin” is a psychological horror film. It uses genre elements, so hopefully it’s exciting to watch.
while your imagination can sometimes be limitless, as a producer you have to realize the very physical and financial boundaries that you face. And you have to tell your story accordingly, and keep it as interesting as possible while also being realistic.
I just really love film; I love the quality and look of it. I’m sentimental.
Filmmaking is intense and it’s always different with every film you make. It’s always intense, everyday has a different challenge. It’s not tiring though, you just get into a flow. It’s like music and all the notes, you don’t count, it just flows.
I had an intuition that if I was going to only write, I will stay in one room all the time and never go out. I felt that if I was going to make movies, I would have to communicate with people and it would be good for me.
if a film has any substance or subtlety, whatever you say is never complete, it’s usually wrong, and it’s necessarily simplistic: truth is too multifaceted to be contained in a five-line summary.