"...A driector is like any other artist: a painter, a poet, a musician... And since it is required from him to contribute his own self, it is strange to see directors that take their work as a special postiton, given to them by destiny, and simply exploit their profession.
That is, they live in one way, but make movies about something else. And i'd like to tell directors, escpecially young ones, that they should be morally respinsible, for what hey do while making their films. Do you understand? It is the most important of all.
Secondly, they should be prepared for the thought taht cinema is a very difficult and serious art. It requires sacrificing of yourself. You should belong to it, it should not belong to you. Cinema uses your life, not vice versa. Therefore I think that this is the most important... You should sacrifice yourself to the art. This is what I've been thinking lately about my profession."
...Listen to this.
If you had to talk to today's and yesterday's great directors,
for what reason would you thank each of them for what yo feel they gave you?
First of all, I have to recollect, not recollect, I always remember ingenious Dovzhenko,
Then... Bresson, Robert Bresson.
I like Fellini
Then, with great pleasure and thankfulness I awlays remember the films of Sergei Paradzhanov,