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141 Ratings

A Story of Children and Film

Directed by Mark Cousins
United Kingdom, 2013


A rich and delightful examination of the way films have viewed children. Filmmaker Mark Cousins draws on 53 films from around the world and from throughout the history of film to demonstrate the affinity between film and childhood.

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Critics reviews

A Story of Children and Film is a wonderful and wise guide, with ample ammunition for any film-lover’s ‘to see’ list. It would be childish to complain about the teacher’s technique, if only childishness wasn’t so gleefully on message.
April 03, 2014
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The movie is as self-indulgent as it is brilliant. I happen to be a fan of Cousins’s way of looking at the movies and registering their minute shifts of style, but some viewers were taken aback by just how free-associative the whole film is. I didn’t mind a bit. “A Story of Children and Film” makes us aware of how cinema has portrayed young faces looking at the world and reflecting upon its wonders and monstrosities alike.
May 17, 2013
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