The argument for cultural exception in Europe
The movies in Hollywood are being fabricated, while the movies
in Europe are being created. (E.Kusturica). This does not mean, that
Hollywood movies do not have any artistic value - because even to produce the worst Hollywood movie one needs to know a lot about art of moving images. Still, the work of art is called work of art because it works (H. Dreyfus) and here it is clear that fabricated movies work in a different way from those that are created.
If a filmmaker makes a work of art that shows you the world from their
perspective and you have this "A-Ha" effect - I have never thought of it or I have never seen it in that way - this is where the cultural value of not market dictated cinema production lies. To lose this kind of freedom would be devastating for European cinema tradition and end of the culture as we know it.
Ana Trkulja (written as an answer to the argument of Wim Wenders for
Cultural Exception in Europe in 2013)