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FILMADRID & MUBI: The Video Essay—"News From D’est"

A video essay about two Chantal Akerman films, facing communism & capitalism and two important stages of life and production of the author.
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.
News from D'est
Video essay by Sonsoles Company
Video essay about two Chantal Akerman films (News from Home, and D’Est) facing images of two blocks, communist and capitalist, in two important stages of life and production of the author.

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