Lynch and Apichatpong oblige you to lose your mind.
— Director Lucrecia Martel on other filmmakers that require you to pay attention.
The greatest mistake is probably to think that you need to show everything you’re trying to say. Where violence is concerned, for example, no one seems to find any alternative other than to show it, but in fact the cinema often achieves its greatest impact by refusing to show what it is attempting to evoke. Never forget that.
— Wim Wenders, on directing and storytelling.