“It is necessary to understand with what vigor certain ideas seize certain men, who have passed through certain things and have occupied certain stations, in order to understand that a mission to the Ranquels [a tribe in northern La Pampa] can become, for a moderately civilized man like myself, a
“These remains, remnants, and especially ghosts thereby inspire for Petzold not an empirical or documentary search for history and historical transformation but a haunted and uncanny one, one that points to Petzold’s elusive, spectral style.
“Here the hand of the director is, in at least one key way, effectively absent: what we are watching is archival footage of a historic 1988 match between Bucharest’s two main soccer teams, Steaua and Dinamo.
« Ce retour sur l’œuvre passée n’est en rien un repli sur soi, il témoigne au contraire d’une persévérance. »
“It will be difficult to continue this story of mine. I don’t even know if it is a story. It is difficult to call this a story, this constant... clustering and falling apart... of elements...”
“So we make films on high seas. And as we do not have a book of laws, we work in a very dark area, which is memory, because our material is memory.”