We all steal, but if we're smart we steal from great directors. Then, we can call it influence.
For me optimism is two lovers walking into the sunset arm in arm. Or maybe into the sunrise - whatever appeals to you.
Maybe it is worth investigating the unknown, if only because the very feeling of not knowing is a painful one.
There are mysteries, secret zones in each individual.
Do people really want liberty, equality, fraternity? Is it not some manner of speaking?
If I have a goal, then it is to escape from this literalism. I'll never achieve it; in the same way that I'll never manage to describe what really dwells within my character, although I keep on trying.
In believing too much in rationality, our contemporaries have lost something.
To tell you the truth, in my work, love is always in opposition to the elements. It creates dilemmas. It brings in suffering.
Someone knocks at the door of an apartment to borrow salt or sugar, people run into each other in the elevator, and in this way become inscribed in the spectator's memory.
Of course I'd like to get beyond the concrete. But it's really difficult. Very difficult.
Interior liberty is universal.
We're always looking at this love through the eyes of the person who is suffering because of this love.
The television industry doesn't like to see the compexity of the world. It prefers simple reporting, with simple ideas: this is white, that's black; this is good, that's bad.
The films should be influenced by the individual commandments to the same degree that the commandments influence our daily lives.
In real life, there are names that surprise us because they don't seem to suit the person at all.
To tell you the truth, in my work, love is always in opposition to the elements. It creates dilemmas. It brings in suffering. We can't live with it, and we can't live without it. You'll rarely find a happy ending in my work.
I feel Polish. More specifically, I feel like I'm from the tiny village in the Northeast of Poland where I have a house and where I love to spend time. But I don't work there. I cut wood.
I have no problem being with people of different nationalities.