"Miss Duras makes the kind of films that get you punched in the mouth for recommending them to even your closest friends. If there is such a thing as good avant garde cinema, this is it. Even though I believe pretension is the ultimate sin, Marguerite Duras has taken pretension one level ahead of itself and turned it into a style.
Afterward, Miss Duras begrudgingly appeared to “dis-cuss” the film. She was better than my wildest dreams could imagine. To start off she refused to speak English and had a translator who couldn’t or, as I suspected, wouldn’t either unless the audience started yelling. The few comments I did manage to get were hysterical: “I don’t really care if anyone sees my films,” “I have made two new films but haven’t decided if I will ever let anybody see them,” and my favorite, “The way I prefer audiences to see my work is all the films one after another because it would be more difficult."
-John Waters. "Crackpot".