The French don’t seek out alliances except when there are difficulties.
You have to know how to go against the trend of the times.
Western civilization shapes the content of my films, provides me with subjects that haven’t been used before.
The French are very individualistic.
I don’t owe my success to state subsidies but to a faithful public which has sustained me.
I don’t think that my films are ‘literary’; they are based on the most ordinary things of life.
I think that high art reposes on popular art, without one there cannot be another.