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Posts Tagged“video essay”

Boat People

This video essay looks at one of the most important films of the Hong Kong New Wave, Ann Hui’s Boat People, and how it formally combines the director’s interest in the political and the melodramatic.…

Xavier Dolan

This video essay looks at the consistencies in Xavier Dolan’s aesthetics in each of his first five films: I Killed My Mother, Heartbeats, Laurence Anyways, Tom at the Farm, and Mommy. The essay was written…

Pushing Hands

A video essay on how space is used in Ang Lee’s Pushing Hands (1992) to convey themes of cultural communication, the outsider figure and utopia. The essay was written by Christopher Heron, edited by Brian Robertson and…

Casabalanca

This video essay looks at how the Casablanca TV series from 1983, starring David Soul, exemplifies the process of how the 1942 film became a cult film through what Umberto Eco identified as its intertextual…

Over the past week, I’ve watched two films from Pedro Costa’s “Fontainhas Trilogy”, his highly fastidious and highly experimental docu-fictional works about the Lisbon district in Portugal, starring the residents who live there. The two…

The above short, created by video essayist and anonymous Vimeo user “kogonada”, is a lovely little exercise in visual juxtaposition and conceptual comparison. Through contrasting representations in side-by-side images, the piece considers the role(s) that…