I've tried to stay out of the frame more as a director.
I want to tell stories about Europe - I feel profoundly European, I don't feel like an American.
I'm not saying that it's wrong to make huge Hollywood films but it's just a different kind of feeling, a different sort of pleasure.
Most of my films seem to be about people bewildered by the world around them, who don't fit into it and are trying to understand it.
Any film I've made, I've only really begun to understand in the cutting room. That's when the story shows itself to you, like a wreck coming out of the sea.
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