The Video Essay is a joint project of MUBI and FILMADRID International Film Festival. Film analysis and criticism found a completely new and innovative path with the arrival of the video essay. The limits of this discipline are constantly expanding; new essayists are finding innovative ways to study the history of cinema working within images. With this non-competitive section of the festival, both MUBI and FILMADRID will offer the video essay format the platform and visibility it deserves. The seven selected works will premiere online from June 5 through June 11, 2023, on MUBI's online publication Notebook. The selection was made by the Notebook editors and FILMADRID.
Where Is Little Trixie? by Carlos Baixauli
Little Trixie is bored. She looks for ways to distract herself, but she gets lost between the gardens of Céline Sciamma and Alice Guy. Small "coincidences" of elements bind together Petite Maman (2021) and Falling Leaves (1912).—Carlos Baixauli