“I was surprised by the French reaction,” Ruiz recalled, “because no one laughed during screenings except me.” I love that quote. I want to urge everyone who have seen this exceptional and complex film to read the analysis discussion from the Directors Cup a few years ago. It was both tremendously helpful and very interesting, helping me to better understand the film. I can't wait to explore more Ruiz!
"You don't need to know a work to be influenced by it. Cinema consists entirely of resonances. That's why it's impossible to create masterpieces in the classical sense, but also what makes it so rich." --Ruiz