A Story Of Children And Film (2014)
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Movie InfoThis 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
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Critic Reviews for A Story Of Children And Film
Mark Cousins's infectious enthusiasm for cinema and his lightly worn knowledge shine through.
Idiosyncratic essay about children in movies from all over the world; the commentary is a bit precious but the clips are intriguing.
Cousins does eventually come to a conclusion: "Movies are like kids. Kids are like movies." That will do well enough as an epigram.
Its basic merit comes through consistently, and the children themselves are wonderfully real.
At the very least, you'll walk away from A Story of Children and Film with an additional 50 or so movies to add to your watch list.
Captivating, educational stuff: ideal viewing for families looking to broaden their cinematic horizons.
It's a great subject, with great objects of fascination, study, interpretation.
Something about Mark Cousins's feyly magisterial presenting style fits the material like a glove in his new documentary - it may be the best thing he's ever done.
Our host's lilting voiceover remains an acquired taste, but his boundless passion is never in question.
Another thoughtful and lovingly crafted jalopy ride through cinema by Cousins. A must for anyone who loves film.
Cousins manages to unearth a shelf of films we've never heard of, and then teases us with gorgeous scenes.
Fascinating and informed, A Story Of Children And Film is a true delight that will most likely inspire you to seek out many of the films featured.
For the most part, this side-odyssey is a stimulating and perspective-broadening experience.
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