A lot of your films are influenced by fiction. Is there any book you’ve wanted to work from that you haven’t?
Spring Snow by Yukio Mishima. It’s the first book of the tetralogy the Sea of Fertility. It’s a story so tantalizingly intriguing, and it deals with a very human thing: how we have this strange wiring where we reject the thing that we love, and the consequence of rejecting that, having to live with the fact that you did that. We do that all the time. We do that with our families, we do that with our children, with our parents. (p.52)