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INTERVIEW: CHLOÉ GALIBERT-LAÎNÉ

By José Sarmiento Hinojosa

The video essay format is one of the most intriguing and dynamic forms of film criticism today. This unique way of establishing links and dialogues with different films or bodies of work, allows the viewer a further analysis and discovery, something that goes beyond the written text or other forms of criticism,

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Video essays

VIDEOFILIA (AND OTHER VIRAL SYNDROMES): A VIDEOESSAY

By Mónica Delgado

Beyond the power of technology and its control over the libido of teenagers that is posed in Videophilia (And Other Viral Syndromes), it seems that Peruvian filmmaker Juan Daniel Molero also proposes a reading about the consequences of this type of “infection” from female guilt and repression.

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Video essays

THE CAMERA, MATTER AND PRESENCE: ON THE SILVER GLOBE AND HARD TO BE A GOD

By Mónica Delgado

What are the similarities, beyond their arguments, between On The Silver Globe and Hard to Be a God? Both in Andrzej Zulawski’s film, as in Aleksei German’s, science fiction is the point of departure to tell stories of scientific nature in two planets similar to Earth. In both films there are characters forced to live in new communities, or to establish them, where historical processes experienced on Earth are replicated under the same social and human dialectics. These are dystopian and pessimistic universes, where research and investigation become focus and narrative eye.

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