Mirror

"The characters in a tragedy, the air they breathe, the settings, are sometimes more absorbing than the tragedy itself, as are the moments before and afterwards, when the plot is at a standstill and the dialogue is silenced."
(Michelangelo Antonioni)


A woman, a man, guests at an evening party. Settings, which are gradually abandoned; the remains of an event, gazes that have lost their object. (C. G. & M. M.)


Mirror is a major new CinemaScope film presented as a double screen projection. Inspired by the work of director Antonioni, Mirror creates an atmospheric image of ‘the in-between’, the nameless somewhere between belonging and isolation. A woman, a man, guests at an evening party; a love affair evaporates. The images shift, objects and people disappear and recompose. Frozen tableaux are animated by light alone. The light creates connections but also isolates the figures and separates them from the surrounding space. Like the axis of a mirror, the single image is separated into two halves. Mirror visualises its characters’ experience of decentralisation and dislocation. (Site Gallery)

Orig. Title
Mirror
Year
2003
Country
Germany
Duration
8 min 10 sec
Category
Avantgarde/Arts
Orig. Language
no dialogue
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Credits
Director
Matthias Müller, Christoph Girardet
Concept & Realization
Matthias Müller, Christoph Girardet
Available Formats
35 mm (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
1:2,35 (CinemaScope)
Sound Format
Dolby Surround
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
colour
DCP 2K flat
Aspect Ratio
1:1,85
Digital File (prores, h264)