“It’s raining. Awful weather. It destroys everything. Look at the state of this coat! It used to be as soft as butter and now… it’s so dried out. If I want to sit, I have to break it. Look! Here, at the groin, with the edge of my hand, that’s how I do it. Its softness, you know, that’s what’s gone, totally gone. Then the wind, it can’t keep that out either. The whole thing’s cracked. The leather’s falling apart. You go here and there; can’t sit at home all the time, and it gets soaked inside and outside. Yet that’s not the worst, but that, here, inside. You haven’t heard of inside rains, of course: they wash your organs night and day, they come from the heart and wash the heart, the liver, the spleen and the kidneys. I am soaking wet”.
Sátántangó, Béla Tarr

“It’s raining. Awful weather. It destroys everything. Look at the state of this coat! It used to be as soft as butter and now… it’s so dried out. If I want to sit, I have to break it. Look! Here, at the groin, with the edge of my hand, that’s how I do it. Its softness, you know, that’s what’s gone, totally gone. Then the wind, it can’t keep that out either. The whole thing’s cracked. The leather’s falling apart. You go here and there; can’t sit at home all the time, and it gets soaked inside and outside. Yet that’s not the worst, but that, here, inside. You haven’t heard of inside rains, of course: they wash your organs night and day, they come from the heart and wash the heart, the liver, the spleen and the kidneys. I am soaking wet”.

Sátántangó, Béla Tarr


“I think the New Wave in cinema was rather like Impressionism in painting in every way. There is this point in common: the New Wave films brought that same fresh approach in their stories, anecdoctes as did Impressionism. This way of cleansing the regard, compared to conventional films made in studios, both in terms of the stories were told and from the visual point of view: the picture was cleaned up”.
 Jacques Rivette

“I think the New Wave in cinema was rather like Impressionism in painting in every way. There is this point in common: the New Wave films brought that same fresh approach in their stories, anecdoctes as did Impressionism. This way of cleansing the regard, compared to conventional films made in studios, both in terms of the stories were told and from the visual point of view: the picture was cleaned up”.

 Jacques Rivette