Our audiovisual essay, The World and Its Image, takes a different angle on Sternberg’s immense cinematic achievement. Getting away from the humanist, psychological bias of much film criticism, it investigates patterns and resonances relating to what is precisely non-human, and phantasmic, in The Blue Angel. Sternberg said it himself: the cinema is a "theater of shadows.
Cristina Álvarez López, Adrian Martin
February 14, 2017