On the eve of the war I was in my fifties and since my health was good, on this threshold of my old age I made a kind of plan. After a dozen...展开of my old films, I thought that it would be nice to make another 3-4 final ones.
I have always approached moviemaking with a certain lightness. Second, even after twelve films, I am still somewhat anonymous, I don't have an international reputation, simply, I am a sort of looser in these artistic circumstances, what was a comfortable position. Nobody expected anything similar from me, so that was easy. On the other hand, my films grew old with me and with time it became clear that they were more serious than it had seemed at the time when they were released. I know it sounds like magic, but film is precisely that.
"Breakdown" was at the time dubbed as light pornography, and in reality I was dealing with the moral dimensions of people who worked in the papers. That problem has surfaced later and become obvious. Nevertheless, I will avoid that question by saying that I love all my children and I believe in all my films. For example, all doors opened for me after my third film "The Testament", which was very obscure, but later when I started making so-called cinema films, I was completely rejected. What they made us go through after "The Very Promising Boy" was unthinkable. Everyone would be discourage after such ostracism, but my attitude was – I have made a film and everyone is entitled of commenting it.
It is a generation against which a crime has been committed. However, I preferred to deal with the younger generation, although we all feel like that. However, although I might sound like a porn star, everything in that movie did happened to me. We have lost our identity and our meaning and we will need a lot of time to get them back. This film encompasses all my worst premonitions, it comprises the surplus of darkness that I had in me, it is grim to the extent that I doubt that anyone else will understand it if he doesn't have the same experience. Had the film been made in some "lighter" time, maybe there would even be three films. That's when the main things happen. That simply means that I made a miscalculation. It was a time when you couldn't make films in that way, so this time I worked in the other way.