Berlinale Video Letters

An exercise in introspective film criticism, the video letter is addressed to all the participants and mentors of Talent Press 2021. It examines both the process of written criticism and its final product in the context of an online film festival.

Using the desktop as a means to communicate with readers and spectators, it explores the potential of letters for a collaborative approach to criticism by calling on the hive mind of peers. It conveys, at the same time, the critic’s experience of writing, reporting and analysing during a continued lockdown.

Inge Coolsaet

Alonso Aguilar

Sadia Khatri

Valentina Giraldo Sánchez

All footage is taken from trailers of the films screened at the festival.
Written for the Berlinale Talent Press of 2021