Raul Ruiz, La ville des pirates
Realism in cinema is the mental synthesis of a reality; we can dub as realist, out of politeness. Anyway, our eyes have some 30 functions to decipher the outer world, whereas cinema uses no more than 5 or 6 functions, most of the time through editing. So, in the end, it is all a game to force the eye to decipher what it is seeing and to confuse it, at the same time.
Raul Ruiz, Interview on ‘La ville des pirates’