Quotes from people who have seen Mandorla:
"Thank you for sharing such a treasure of beauty and authenticity. It is pure, guided, gently disruptive and full of magic. Thank you for inviting us on a journey into ourselves."
“I loved this film. I watched Mandorla three times. Not because I didn’t get it; but, because I wanted to absorb it. I most liked the dance of light and dark, of masculine and feminine. I found this movie to be a great representation of something I truly believe, and write about often. That the man (warrior) can lead the way only when he allows the feminine (intuition) to illuminate the path in front him.”
"Just returned home from the Larkspur showing. I have not found myself as spellbound from a movie in quite a few years. "Mandorla" kept my interest riveted until the very end. Am looking forward to Roberto Miller's next cinematic effort."
"The film really touched me because of its theme—a change of life, a more real life, more attuned to what we want to live—a theme very familiar to me."
“It resonated very much with me as, in many ways, it’s my own story as well. I’ve come to realize that my “mission” in life, if that’s the right word, is to be in a perpetual quest for the unitive consciousness that is the fundamental nature of all, and how to make that understanding a part of daily life.”
“Transported across continents and cultures, and between realms, I found myself engaged and inspired. “The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want…””
“Mandorla is a sketch of the hero's journey, in the genuine tradition of Joseph Campbell. The contents of the journey are merely hinted at, while the process, embodied by the main character Ernesto, takes center stage.”
“I really loved the music, the camera work, the natural light and the actors' performances.
I also loved the atmosphere of ambiguity, uncertainty even confusion, the "anti-hero" quality of the main caracter, the fact that it triggers a process of questioning in the viewer's mind, with no "pat" or "easy" answer."
“Loved it even more the second time. I was touched throughout by the tenderness, the aesthetic, the authenticity.”
"It's as if a magic force was making me watch the film not just with my eyes any longer but with my soul. To see this film has given me back my faith in this intangible world that is all around us but that we have forgotten. This other reality, which, for many, doesn't exist but that I am convinced does. After watching Mandorla, I felt I was not the only one to feel that way."
“Mandorla is an elegant film about the journey within. The sincerity, intelligence and style—so beautifully done—moved me. Roberto Miller challenges us to discover our talents, make decisions not based on financial gain, and follow our intuition to see that it can be a portal to the miraculous. This is truly a gift!”
"Mandorla is a powerful film linking several worlds: California, New Orleans and France... The compelling force of Mandorla lies in its images. The visual poetry works magic and sends you on your own search.
For me it was a joy to rediscover my native city of Lyon through a new lens."
“There is only one great adventure and that is inward toward the self.”
"The only journey is the one within."
—Rainer Maria Rilke
"Everything has been said. But nobody listens. Therefore it has to be said all over again—only better. In order to say it better, we have to know how it was said before."