In my opinion, there are two types of film director. There are the coal miners, who keep digging deeper and deeper, in a constant quest for something purer. And then there are the farmers, who grow crops and breed poultry or cattle. They work in a traditional manner, and look after a lot of little things. I am a farmer.
Bertrand Tavernier, in an interview with Luca Pellegrini, published on the Italian newspaper “Avvenire” on April 15, 2015