A Story of Children and Film is a personal and poetic essay by Mark Cousins which explores what cinema tells us about childhood, and what childhood tells us about cinema, by reference to movies from all around the world.

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  • "A nimble and distinctive cine-essay featuring a mosaic of clips, images and moments of children in the movies" 5The Guardian
  • "It may be the best thing he’s ever done" 5The Telegraph
  • "Playful, profound essay on children and cinema" 4The Independent
  • "A documentary that is a revelation and a joy to watch" 4The Times
  • "The light touch of his narration allows you to enjoy the variety and power of the documentary’s real stars – the films themselves." 4Time Out
  • "A hugely impressive work by a uniquely talented storyteller." 4The Observer
  • "Full of wonders from around the world. " – The Sunday Times
  • "Gorgeous, rigorously edited study of children in cinema. Essential for all committed cineastes" 4The Irish Times
  • "A stimulating and perspective-broadening experience" 4The Skinny
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