Q: Istvan -> Hannah
Can you mention one film/movie scene that you learnt a lot from, that is important with regards to your own filmmaking, and why is it so?
A: Hannah -> Istvan
I think what I learnt most from is from reading about different movies and different ways their creators worked to create certain material.
And then I usually imagine the result in my head.
Often my idea of it is very different than when I see the actual result.
I think things that has been important to me lately was for example reading about the way Fredrick Wiseman works, staying in a place for a long period of time, just following with the camera, without any idea what the result will be like, just an intention trying to understand something. Not having an answer from the beginning.
Or Apichatpong Weerasethakul and his way of talking about time, and the moment in now, and the way we perceive the world and narratives in relation to this. Or Chantal Akerman. Or when Elisabeth Povinelli speaks about trying to film non-hierchally, putting an equal focus to everything in the picture. The sea as much as the canoe as much as the people sitting in it. I find it fascinating.
So it is the idea of it, or the ideas behind it, together, that interests me. I can not mention just one movie, i’m afraid.
Q: Hannah -> Tomas
Would you say revolution or revelation?