Interview with Filmmaker Martin Geisler (MATCH)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

MATCH was the winner of BEST FILM at the February 2020 ROMANCE Festival in Toronto.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Martin Geisler: I’ve always been fascinated by relationships between men and women. Lately, in the media we have heard a lot about the female point of view, their experiences in our society, their relationships with men: how women live and feel about these things, about harassment, the origins of the #metoo movement etc.

With this in mind, I wanted to talk about the feeling of love from the male point of view: at 20, how to find the right position, the good way to approach a girl?

I also wanted to talk about a generation: nowadays, for men in their twenties, how it can be difficult to express inner feelings, even in friendships.

The question of male rivalry and “love triangles”, also interests me. In sport…

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