The day we run out of petrol is the day Iran will be free.
Cinema gives you the opportunity to be both a grandparent and a grandchild whereas in life you cannot be both at the same time.
I've often noticed that we are not able to look at what we have in front of us, unless it's inside a frame.
I would say that no film is apolitical. There are politics in all films. Any film that is anchored in a society, any film that deals with humanity is necessarily political.
Usually when I write a script, I have in mind some real people that I'm writing about, who don't always act in the film afterward.
I really enjoy listening to stories. I remember them and keep them in my mind.
The world is my workshop. It is not my home.
My way of expression is full of complications and mystery because that's my perception of life.
In the total darkness, poetry is still there, and it is there for you.
Good cinema is what we can believe, and bad cinema is what we can't believe.
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