A Story Of Children And Film (2014)

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This is the world's first movie about kids in global cinema. It's passionate, poetic, portrait of the adventure of childhood: its surrealism, loneliness, fun, destructiveness and stroppiness: as seen through 53 great films from 25 countries. A story of children and film is an eye opener, a landmark film and a celebration of both childhood and the movies

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
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Written By: Mark Cousins
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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (1)

Mark Cousins's infectious enthusiasm for cinema and his lightly worn knowledge shine through.

Full Review… | April 1, 2014
Time Out
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Idiosyncratic essay about children in movies from all over the world; the commentary is a bit precious but the clips are intriguing.

Full Review… | April 7, 2014
Scotsman

A hugely impressive work by a uniquely talented storyteller.

Full Review… | April 6, 2014
Observer [UK]

Cousins does eventually come to a conclusion: "Movies are like kids. Kids are like movies." That will do well enough as an epigram.

Full Review… | April 4, 2014
Irish Times

Its basic merit comes through consistently, and the children themselves are wonderfully real.

Full Review… | April 4, 2014
This is London

Mark Cousins' essay on children and cinema is playful and profound.

Full Review… | April 4, 2014
Independent

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