A Story Of Children And Film
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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
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Mark Cousins's infectious enthusiasm for cinema and his lightly worn knowledge shine through."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"Cousins does eventually come to a conclusion: "Movies are like kids. Kids are like movies." That will do well enough as an epigram."
‑ Donald Clarke, Irish Times
"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."
‑ Niki Boyle, The List
"Intrusive curation dominates in the rearview mirror."
‑ Sophie Monks Kaufman, Little White Lies
"Another thoughtful and lovingly crafted jalopy ride through cinema by Cousins. A must for anyone who loves film."
‑ Ian Freer, Empire Magazine
"Idiosyncratic essay about children in movies from all over the world; the commentary is a bit precious but the clips are intriguing."
‑ Siobhan Synnot, Scotsman
"Its basic merit comes through consistently, and the children themselves are wonderfully real."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"Captivating, educational stuff: ideal viewing for families looking to broaden their cinematic horizons."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Radio Times
"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."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"Cousins manages to unearth a shelf of films we've never heard of, and then teases us with gorgeous scenes."
‑ Rhett Bartlett, Dial M For Movies
"A hugely impressive work by a uniquely talented storyteller."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"Mark Cousins' essay on children and cinema is playful and profound."
‑ Geoffrey Macnab, Independent
"It's a great subject, with great objects of fascination, study, interpretation."
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
"Our host's lilting voiceover remains an acquired taste, but his boundless passion is never in question."
‑ Neil Smith, Total Film
"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."
‑ Steve Neish, HeyUGuys
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