First I went to the Sorbonne to do my licence en lettres, but I also started to study law.
I remember an article, I can’t recall who by, it was after the fall of the Berlin Wall, which said that now the Wall was down, there could be no more class war. Only someone with money could ever say such a thing.
It’s often wrong to write for specific actors because one ends up using what is least interesting about them, their mannerisms and habits. I prefer not to write for specific people.
As far as I was concerned, either I was a homosexual or I wasn’t, so making films would change nothing.
Some colors are very difficult to render, and you must compensate to get the color you want on the screen.
There’s one thing which I hate about color films… people who use up a lot of their despairing producer’s money by working in the laboratory to bring out the dominant hues, or to make color films where there isn’t any color.
A woman is subject matter enough.
A woman confronting men is a proper subject, it is inexhaustible.
I’m not wild about hand-held shots.
We live in an era where pizzas show up faster than the police.
I’m not pessimistic about people in general, but only about the way they live.
I am a Communist, certainly, but that doesn’t mean I have to make films about the wheat harvest.
Laying tracks gives you freedom without being too obvious.
I like making black and white films in natural surroundings, but I much prefer shooting a color film inside a studio where the colors are easier to control.
To observe a profoundly stupid individual can be very enriching, and that’s why we should never feel contempt for them.