“It took me a long time to find the right cameraman and I was eventually glad to have Vladas Naudzius, a Lithuanian cameraman living in the Netherlands, who had already worked with me on Dans, Grozny, dans (The Damned and the Sacred). Because he shoots documentary like fiction. The result on The Damned and the Sacred was breathtaking, fantastic really. So I wanted to get the same feeling here, so as to get way from the immediacy of the documentary style.”

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