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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