In its essence, Submission is a film about relationships, exploring emotional attachment, violence and life choices within marriage. During my research for the script, I came to understand that most domestic violence issues are a consequence and not a cause. The real cause is our actual inability, as human beings, to foresee if the person we choose to settle down with will bring positive or negative experiences into our lives.
Submission begins by showing the woman's perspective, the rape victim, the wife, the protagonist. But instead of presenting a predictable victim-centred story, by the end of the film, viewers will have no way of knowing who is right or wrong.
To me, this ambiguity is truly the definition of responsibility in terms of scriptwriting and filmmaking. As storytellers, we are not supposed to answer these questions. We're supposed to present them and remember that they still exist in a world where feminism is finally threading the political world.