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FILMADRID & MUBI: The Video Essay—“A House with Many Voices”

A video essay explores the use of voices in two films.
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, a relatively recent form that has already 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 of the video essay deserves. The  seven selected works will be shown during the FILMADRID dates (June 6 - 15, 2019) on MUBI's cinema publication, the Notebook. There will also be a free public screening of the selected works during the festival. The selection was made by the programmers of MUBI and FILMADRID ..
A House with Many Voices by Diego Cepeda & Luis Franze
Voices that take shape in memory, an empty house, a piano that is now missing. Vivian Forrester said that for Duras, the act of speech to achieve was in its whole or absolute desire. The one that can be silence, or singing, or screaming. It is what governs memory and forgetfulness, suffering and hope. This video essay proposes a dialogue between two films. On the one hand, to claim a beautiful forgotten rarity of Spanish cinema and on the other, to claim that cinema, after all, is a house with many voices.
Voices that take shape in the memory, an empty house, a piano that is no longer there. Viviane Forrester said that, for Duras, the speech act to be achieved is love in its entirety or absolute desire. He is the one who can silence, or singing, or shouting. It is who governs memory and forgetfulness, suffering and hope. This video-essay proposes a dialogue between two films. On the one hand, to claim a beautiful forgotten rarity of Spanish cinema and on the other, to claim that cinema, after all, is a house with many voices.

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