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A Story of Children and Film
Directed by Mark Cousins • 2013 • United Kingdom
The world’s first movie about kids in global cinema is a passionate, poetic portrait of the adventures of childhood—its surrealism, loneliness, fun, destructiveness, and complexity—as seen through fifty-three films from twenty-five countries. Delving into classics like E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL, THE RED BALLOON, and FANNY AND ALEXANDER alongside dozens of unsung gems (many by women filmmakers) that are almost unknown, filmmaker, critic, and historian Mark Cousins (THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY) creates an engaging, eye-opening celebration of the magic of both childhood and the movies.