- Alex Mendez Giner
On the Road
Updated: Jun 8, 2021
Road movies have been a fascination of mine since early on in my career. The open highway, the panoramic vistas, the sound of the wind blowing on the character's face; but the genre is more than that. The road itself invites to rebel, to search for meaning, and to explore the ever-present landscape of possibilities. In short, road movies are about identity and transformation. Identity and transformation forged on the road.
On May 28th, I had the opportunity to share my love for road movies on the TV show Mundo de Mujeres with journalist Alba Cecilia Mujica, actor Eyla Adrián, television presenter Gizel Mobayed and produced by Oscary Novelli. In the show we talked about my all time favorites: Easy Rider (Dennis Hopper. USA 1969), Thelma and Louise (Ridley Scott, USA 1991), Y tu mamá también (Alfonso Cuarón, México 2001), Weekend (Jean-Luc Godard, Francia 1967) and Paris,Texas (Wim Wenders, Alemania-Francia, 1984).
The show was broadcast on IVC and rebroadcasts can be seen in the US on Directv and Comcast and, in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Colombia, Venezuela, Perú, Ecuador, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Caribbean Islands via Directv.