Jiří Menzel on compromise

“Everything, especially in the arts and especially in filmmaking is the result of a compromise. If you’re an engineer, you have to make a compromise with the laws of physics. You have to adapt to them, you have to accept them. If you’re an architect, a joiner, anything, a shoemaker or waiter… The point is to do it the best you can under the given circumstances.”

— Jiří Menzel