About the "Polaroid CVs" in the film: were there any thoughts about how quickly you can show them? They are very funny,
but cut so quickly that you miss a lot of details.
With these Polaroid sequences, which we called "flash forwards" when we were editing, we worked extremely hard on how
long they should be, these individual moments. We had them much longer in the beginning, then we thought: Is that
sluggish, that doesn’t work, that's much too slow! Then we had them much, much shorter, it was almost like a
kaleidoscope of images. And we experimented until the end, actually the whole time. I think now they are six frames
long. Six frames is a quarter of a second, these are changes, little things that can hardly be registered. But we wanted
it to be just perceptible enough to give you the feeling that it's going too fast. In the first versions of the film, we
realised that the "flash forwards" could be misunderstood as flashbacks [a flashback to something in the past – Editor's
note]. Because as a viewer you are used to seeing such surprising sequences of images, perhaps more as flashbacks.
During editing we suddenly thought: Okay, then we inserted a board with the words "And then …" before the beginning of
all these sequences. So that you feel: Okay, so it goes on like this. We have tinkered with it a lot.
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