Behind the Scenes

"If you ask me what influence I have received from names like, for example, Bresson, Antonioni, Bergman, Kurosawa, Mizoguchi…I must say none. I have no desire to imitate them. Because it would be impossible to do so, and more, if my goal was the imitation of great directors, I would be distancing myself from the true goal of cinema, since the main goal of any kind of art is to find a personal means of expression, a language with which to express what’s inside of you. Therefore, the influence that these directors, that I adore, have on me, lies in the fact that I find myself in the pleasant company of movie people, people I am comfortable with." - Andrei Tarkovsky