Jiří Menzel on new waves

“Nothing survives a few years or even a season, and this applies also to art. At every moment there is something new which they write about for half a year then forget about…And the films are also being made in a hurried fashion. They appear in the cinema for two weeks and then the curtains close on them. Unfortunately it’s like that…and that applies also to books, to everything, to visual arts…There’s always a new wave, always something new…and everything is only short term…”

— Jiří Menzel from the end of CzechMate: In Search of Jiří Menzel