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FILMADRID & MUBI: The Video Essay—“Stranger/Things”

A video essay juxtaposing films by Wim Wenders and Jim Jarmusch.
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 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.
Stranger/Things by Philip Brubaker
In the early 1980s, there was something in the air that Wim Wenders captured in his films and later gave to Jim Jarmusch; a way of seeing life in black and white. Two films that share a feeling are put in context and juxtaposed to show what they have in common, and how and why they exist.
A principios de la década de 1980, había algo en el aire que Wim Wenders captó en sus películas y más tarde le contagió a Jim Jarmusch; una forma de ver la vida en blanco y negro. Dos películas que comparten un sentimiento se contextualizan y se yuxtaponen para mostrar lo que tienen en común, y cómo y por qué existen.

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