A Story Of Children And Film

Director Mark Cousins
Genre Documentary
Runtime 101 minutes
Country of Origin UK
Language English, Japanese, Russian, Swedish, Polish, Czech, Persian
Supplier Hanway Films
Festivals/Awards Official Selection - TIFF 2013
Release Date In theatres on January 31, 2014


The world's first movie about kids in global cinema. It's a passionate, poetic portrait of the adventures of childhood - its surrealism, loneliness, fun, destructiveness and stroppiness - as seen through 53 great films from 25 countries.It includes classic movies like E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and The Red Balloon, also dozens of masterpieces (many directed by women) that are almost unknown.It combines the child's eye view of Mark Cousins' acclaimed film The First Movie, with the revelations and bold movie history of his 15 hour documentary The Story of Film: An Odyssey.

As such, A STORY OF CHILDREN AND FILM is an eye opener, a landmark film and a celebration of both childhood and the movies.

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Press & Articles

“Cannes 2013: A Story of Children and Film – review” - The Guardian

“ A Story of Children and Film: Cannes Review” - The Hollywood Reporter

“Cannes Film Review: ‘A Story of Children and Film’” - Variety

“A Story Of Children And Film” - Screen Daily

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