Claire Denis Quotes

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Claire Denis Quotes

When making a film, if I feel nothing in my body, I cant work. I have to touch. I have to feel. I never stop touching.
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Making pizza is a great job. All that kneading the dough - everything to do with cooking is wonderful, sensual.

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Africa is no more this poor continent. It's on the march.

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I don't remember being afraid of anything in making films.

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I hate the victimization of women, always.

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I long to make films. I'm dying to be inside the next film. I always hope there will be another film.

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I reproach so many things about my family, but on the other hand, I kept asking them to be my family.

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I think working as an assistant was a part of knowing people who like cinema, and to learn from a movie, you have to watch it.

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I'm not a tacky person, I think.

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I'm tiny. I'm small.

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In a way, I feel obliged to respect Jean Rouch because I am told he is very important.

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Shoes have a meaning.

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The history of colonisation cannot disappear.

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For some reason, I have always been interested in the stories of people who are exiled and who are deprived of rights. My main motive to make a film is to keep the society in mind and the hospitality adhered.

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I always thought of Djibouti as a place where human history hasn't really begun yet - or perhaps it's already over. There's something in the landscape that's stronger than human civilisation. There's no agriculture, for example, and there are live volcanoes.

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I don't think I see the way bodies move in any special way. People say I do, but everybody moves. I don't see why all of a sudden I'm a specialist in the way bodies move.

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I suppose I am interested in the variety of human life - how people live. I am most interested in individuals and how they respond to challenges or to difficulties or just to each other. I am curious about people.

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The cinema should be human and be part of people's lives; it should focus on ordinary existences in sometimes extraordinary situations and places. That is what really motivates me.

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What I don't like so much is to give explanations about people's behaviour ... I'm not interested in making conclusions. I would never think about myself or anyone else, 'Well, this happened, this happened, this happened, so this must be the result.' It doesn't work like that with me.

— Claire Denis

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