A work of art doesn't exist outside the perception of the audience. Abbas Kiarostam
I think I really produce my best work in Iran. Abbas Kiarostam
This is a real problem because people are interested to watch more movies but there is no opportunity.
When I'm in the process of making a movie I'm not thinking about the finished result, and whether people have to see it once or more than once, and what the reaction to it will be. I just make it, and then I live with the consequences, some of which may not be as pleasant as I'd like! I know one thing, however. Many viewers may come out of the theater not satisfied, but they won't be able to forget the movie. I know they'll be talking about it during their next dinner. I want them to be a little restless about my movies, and keep trying to find something in them.
In order to be universal, you have to be rooted in your own culture. Abbas Kiaros