As humans, we live in the contradictory discrepancy between our wishful ideas of our own self and our actual self. It is precisely this contradiction that appeals to me in storytelling: depicting people without condemning them, but also without trivializing their actions. I want to ask questions instead of giving answers. To do that, for me, storytelling is all about the gaps in the form and looking at what is not said, which gives the viewer a space to reflect. Because every film must remain a lie, since it is just as impossible for a filmmaker to depict a holistic truth as it is for a historian. Every fact depends on the perspective, and in the end it is impossible to distinguish whether the historians have shaped our image of the zeitgeist with tall tales or people's fantasies. And some lies may have described the zeitgeist much more accurately than any stringing together of mere facts would have done.