This video essay tells the behind-the-scenes tale of Wim Wenders’ The State of Things and how an ill-fated collaboration with Francis Ford Coppola led to the blossoming of Jim Jarmusch’s breakthrough, Stranger Than Paradise. The juxtaposition of the two films leads to a larger meditation on stylistic and thematic unity, and how we watch films. The way art imitates life, directing styles can be continuous and cinema makes sense in retrospect are intelligently explored.
WINNER: 2nd Place, Adelio Ferrero Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Orlando Film Festival, Filmadrid International Film Festival, Ethnografilm Festival, Sydney Underground Film Festival