But, you know, when I choose a film I need to believe in it and believe I can do something special with it, and after a while that means not trying to judge or analyze why I should do it. You have to follow this intuition thing, which is a mystery to me.
A director could be 20 years old and an actor 60, or vice versa; it doesn't matter. It's about connecting sensibility and energy together, and having a vision that goes together and anchors the film as you go along.
I've been changed watching films or reading books or hearing music, and that helps you to live your life.
I never really worked in Hollywood. Some American producers came to Europe to shoot films with me, so it's a different situation... It was not my aim.
When you make a film, it's a bet. You don't know how the film is going to be, anyway.
I don't like films giving me answers. I like films that are provoking me, that are making me feel not only being in an easy place.
Before I thought there was a common denominator between my films - as if all my characters were sisters - but I'm not so sure now.
I want to make films that are political and social. Films with a message or an idea. Films that dare to ask.
Each new film is like a trial. Before I step in front of the camera, I do not know whether I am going to fall or whether I am going to fly - and that is exactly the way I want it to stay.
I try to see my films just once. it's like a dream you've been through when it's been intense, and you just have to go through it once more just to make sure you've had it.
I like being a mother, and I want to be involved in my work, so I have to make choices. If you're a film actress, your career is from 20 to 45, but you can still dream.
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