• The starting point and the ending point are nothing but two arbitrary choices. You make them as in soccer games, where they chose that it's 90 minutes, not less and not more. But the choices are the responsibility of the filmmaker. You have to choose to join the story at an arbitrary point, and you leave it at an arbitrary point.

    "They Should Be Grateful: An Interview with Abbas Kiarostami". Interview with Zachary Wigon, February 13, 2013.
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