A Story Of Children And Film
A Story Of Children And Film (2014)

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… More

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

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

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Donald Clarke
Irish Times

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

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Niki Boyle
The List

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.

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Siobhan Synnot

Idiosyncratic essay about children in movies from all over the world; the commentary is a bit precious but the clips are intriguing.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

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

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Trevor Johnston
Radio Times

Captivating, educational stuff: ideal viewing for families looking to broaden their cinematic horizons.

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Mark Kermode
Observer (UK)

A hugely impressive work by a uniquely talented storyteller.

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Geoffrey Macnab
Independent (UK)

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

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

It's a great subject, with great objects of fascination, study, interpretation.

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