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FILMADRID & MUBI: The Video Essay—"Una visita al mundo"

A video essay exploration of how museums can be captured in cinema.
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.
Una visita al mundo by Jorge Javier Negrete
Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk said that real museums are places where time is transformed into space. The meaning of such phrase is expanded when we admire the possibilities of filming a museum brought by Alfred Hitchcock and Pedro Costa. In their films, the museum itself is an element of such beauty and complexity as any of the pieces discussed by Straub & Huillet in "Une Visite au Louvre," whether it's a painting or nature itself.
El escritor turco Orhan Pamuk decía que los museos reales eran lugares donde el tiempo se transforma en espacio. Dicha frase expande su sentido cuando vemos las posibilidades que ofrece filmar un museo como lo hicieron Alfred Hitchcock y Pedro Costa. En sus películas, el museo mismo es un elemento tan bello y complejo como cualquiera de las obras que discuten Straub & Huillet en "Une Visite au Louvre," sea una pintura o la naturaleza misma.


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