There are no rules in filmmaking. Only sins. And the cardinal sin is dullness.
A film is – or should be – more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end… but not necessarily in that order.
If there’s specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can’t change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies.
We don’t make movies to make money, we make money to make more movies.