Interview with Filmmaker Manfred Borsch (MIRRORS)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

MIRRORS played to rave reviews at the September 2018 Experimental Film Festival in Toronto.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Manfred Borsch: Julian Scherle (aka Són) – a good friend since our student days – told us about his newest project called Rituals. Each track on his new album was to be visually interpreted by different directors. Julian mailed us the track without a single word. Left to our own devices, we began analysing this piece.

And so we began establishing the visual concept: Chaos, something unstable, bereft of orientation. What is large, what is tiny, what’s up or down? Soon we knew we wanted to incorporate nature shots, since nature usually does a decent job combining apparent chaos and logical order.

From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short?

We filmed four days in Iceland. Back…

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