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The Video Essay: "The French New Wave: A Free Woman Under the Male Gaze"

The latest FILMADRID & MUBI collaboration premiering new works of video criticism.
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 6 - 12, 2022 on MUBI's Notebook. The selection was made by the programmers of MUBI and FILMADRID.
The French New Wave: A Free Woman Under the Male Gaze by Laura Romero
A contrast between the visual representation of women and the female characters' discourse in emblematic films of the French New Wave, starring actresses such as Anna Karina and Brigitte Bardot, who would go down in history as beauty icons rather than for their acting talent.
Un contraste entre la representación visual de la mujer y el discurso de los personajes femeninos en películas emblemáticas de la Nouvelle Vague, protagonizadas por actrices como Anna Karina y Brigitte Bardot, quienes pasarían a la historia como iconos de belleza, más que por su talento interpretativo.


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