“All his films show a real understanding of the human condition…It’s difficult to talk about influences, but when I saw the film I definitely thought the way he explored character was something I was interested in, too. There was a real risk that Mabel (played by Gena Rowlands) would just seem plain insane. But I never felt that; she was so three-dimensional.
In modern cinema, everything’s often so plot-driven around stereotypes like the cute kid and the good guy, everything’s so bland and homogeneous. But this film was completely inspiring. These two people are flawed and miscommunicating, but there’s still love there.”