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 the video essay deserves. The seven selected works will be premiering online from June 7 - 13, 2021 on MUBI's Notebook. The selection was made by the programmers of MUBI and FILMADRID.
Americana on the Road to Paris, Texas by Catherine Norton
Americana on the Road to Paris, Texas, looks at the influences American culture, politics and imperialism had on the world as a whole through nostalgia, with a focus on Wim Wenders’ Paris, Texas (1984) which embodies Americana and the culture surrounding American ideals such as "the American Dream."
Americana on the Road to Paris, Texas, analiza las influencias que la cultura, la política y el imperialismo estadounidenses tuvieron en el mundo a través de la nostalgia, con un enfoque en Paris, Texas (1984) de Wim Wenders, que encarna la cultura estadounidense y la cultura que rodea ideales como "el sueño americano."