One of the reasons I don't see eye to eye with Women's Lib is that women have it all on a plate if only they knew it. They don't have to be pretty either.
It isn't sexual tourism as we know it now -- they want to imagine they are having love affairs. (Ellen) is looking for a dream of being loved, caressed and looked after by someone who gives her no opposition, ... The Damned.
She places in this young man all the desire and all the hope that she yearns for in her life, which finally turns out to be an imaginary life, but her imagination makes her really feel something for him.
You go though a period of immense pain when reality meets the dream.
We are on the verge of this situation all our lives
There are a lot of men of the same age in the same situation, so there will always be encounters to have as long as you're ready for them.
I am always very intrigued and very fascinated by the variety of social comment and political comment and high-powered emotional content that you get through the films in Berlin.
This is a political festival. This is a festival that talks about brave things and mirrors them to the world. It talks about things that are covered, and the films [uncover] them, so that public opinion can have a look at things perhaps [people] knew little about or had different feelings about.
I am fascinated by the variety of social content and political content in the films we will be judging. This is the kind of cinema I like a lot and the kind I think is very important.
French women have been made beautiful by the French people - they're very aware of their bodies, the way they move and speak, they're very confident of their sexuality. French society's made them like that.
Quite often in life, when a tragic event arrives it becomes a springboard for mirroring all other things in one's life that one hasn't come to terms with.
European films were what it was about for me - the sensations I needed, the depth, the storytelling, the characters, the directors, and the freedom that you can't really find in American films.
The process of filmmaking is very musical, you get into the rhythm and the rhythmics of how someone is, especially with Woody Allen who is very much into body language and body movement.
You can never really judge your work because once it's done, it's done.