"I think that this administrative, conservative and profit-oriented thinking basically destroys all areas of life. There are certainly moments when you can fit into existing orders without loss, but there are also moments when you have to clearly reject it. We should definitely preserve this freedom. But if one gives it up, then one should not make films, because then one actually has nothing to say".
Ulrike Ottinger, workshop talk in Filmbulletin 4/96