Director: Paul Daly
Producer: Jacqui Davies
Showing at Aesthetica Short Film Festival: Guest Programme
Friday 4th Nov 2022, 2pm (City Screen)
Premiered at Sheffield DocFest International Shorts Competition, 2022
Film is life’s reflection. As we gaze at our reflection in this film, it takes us on a mesmeric journey through seven unprecedented years, in England.
Seven years ago this film project began a modest document, a depiction and celebration of trades, traditions, cultures, religions, living spaces, of contemporary as well as ancient rituals in England. But as unprecedented events began to emerge and then unfold across the country, the film evolved into an expanded project, the camera a witness to recent history’s most extraordinary years. Shot exclusively on 16mm film, by photographer and filmmaker Paul Daly, over seven years, Mirrors is both lucid diary and poetic map, a journey across an island.
Made possible with BFI Doc Society National Lottery funding.