Sunday, 28 June 2020
Paris, Texas (1984)
The 1984 Wim Wenders film Paris, Texas is truly spectacular. It is exquisitely aesthetic/artistic/experimental yet highly relatable and accessible, slow and subtle yet suspenseful, unreal, sentimental and dramatic yet entirely vernacular and everyday. Completely beautiful.
The exploration of language is fascinating - particularly the need to eradicate language, communication and exchange when one cannot face themselves and what they've done, as a way to escape and continue to survive with the shame of one's actions: refuting and unlearning linguistic faculties as a mode of purification and purification as a survival tactic.