In Their Words — Sunday, June 2, 2013

Claire Denis

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. So that’s why I do a lot of different things. 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.

—Claire Denis