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[on teaching film] I guess I'm a relatively demanding teacher because I think it's no use treating students with kid gloves. At the Academy, they are working with a net anyway, so I try to quickly raise the requirements to prepare them for the professional life. I also try and give them internships on my shoots, but it can't be more than two per film. And usually I don't mix with the students on ...
As of 2012, has had 6 films in the official competition of the Cannes Film Festival.
Frequently centers film around psychotic, violent youths or socially detached characters.