FILMADRID & MUBI: The Video Essay—"Taiwan As A Window. The Cinema of Edward Yang"

A video essay on windows in Yang's films, which modify our way of looking at Taiwan, and reflect on loneliness, relationships and life.

The Video Essay is a joint project of MUBI and FILMADRID Festival Internacional de Cine. Film analysis and criticism found a completely new and innovative path with the arrival of the video essay, a relatively recent form that already has its own masters and is becoming increasingly popular. The limits of this discipline are constantly expanding; new essayists are finding innovative ways to study the history of cinema working with images. With this non-competitive section of the festival both MUBI and FILMADRID will offer the platform and visibility the video essay deserves. The seven selected works will be shown during the dates of FILMADRID (June 8 - 17, 2017) on MUBI’s cinema publication, the Notebook. Also there will be a free public screening of the selected works during the festival. The selection was made by the programmers of MUBI and FILMADRID.

Taiwan As A Window. The Cinema of Edward Yang

Video essay by Rafael Guilhem

Taiwan As A Window. The Cinema of Edward Yang is an audiovisual essay about the meaning of windows in Edward Yang's films, as a space that modifies the way of looking at Taiwan or even its sense of being, proposing a reflection on loneliness, relationships and life.

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