"My office is my car. I spend a great deal of my time in my car. Most of my research is done while I am driving. The best time to meditate is when you are stuck in a traffic jab. For me, a car is not just a car, but a private space, almost like your own living room. The fact that you are in motion facilitates interaction with strangers. You may exchange words for a few minute and never meet again. Actually, the car is not much different than cinema. There’s a big screen in front of you, two screens on each side. You can even go up the hill like on a crane. The car is a moving cinema."
Iranian filmmaker ABBAS KIAROSTAMI interviewed in Cinema of the Other: A Personal Journey with Film-makers from the Middle East and Central Asia