How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on… when in your heart you begin to understand… there is no going back? There are some things that time cannot mend… some hurts that go too deep… that have taken hold. Bilbo once told me his part in this tale would end… that each of us must come and go in the telling. Bilbo’s story was now over. There would be no more journeys for him… save one.
“I had dreamed of walking on the red carpet in Cannes. I imagined that it was a very, very long red carpet. And when I first walked it, I felt it was too short. I wanted it to go on forever, which is why I’ve returned every year.”
↳The smartest women in the country… I didn’t realize that by demanding excellence, I would be challenging… what did it say? The roles you were born to fulfill. The roles you were born to fulfill? It’s my mistake.
“Women are made to feel defensive of their decisions, particularly when it comes to family life, and I don’t think that’s right. Whether you can ‘keep a man’, I hate that phrase, or whether you breastfeed, whether you don’t, whether you want to have children, whether you don’t, whether you can have children… I could go on and on. This film captures that element of women pitted against each other, who ultimately unite. I think the mistake is to say that these women are victims when, actually, this is an empowering film for women.”