Pirjo Honkasalo

Pirjo Honkasalo

You give your film away to the audience once it's done. I never look at my films after the premier. The film needs to start its own history.More Pirjo Honkasalo quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When I auditioned actors I never make them act. I choose a long symphony, then I tell them to sit down and I play the symphony for them. Then I sit and I look at them. I always pick a piece of music that has up and downs, very dramatic parts, very quiet parts and really sensitive parts so that it can produce different emotions.More Pirjo Honkasalo quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When I make a documentary I shoot very little but I hang around with my camera for a long time. I look at the people for a long time through the loop and then when I see something interested then I shoot. I think that I have become very sensitive to these things.More Pirjo Honkasalo quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you fill your time as a director talking about lights and technique with the crew then it's frightening for the actors to be left alone. Somebody has to keep them safe from the mess that is the machinery.More Pirjo Honkasalo quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
This is going to sound crazy, especially in America where there is a total inflation of the word "love," but in a sense you have to love the people in front of the camera. There has to be trust between the one who is behind the camera and the people on the other side, so that they can relax. They have to feel they are safe, and that way they don't have to pretend just because they are scared.More Pirjo Honkasalo quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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