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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.


A Story of Children and Film 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

Reviews (10)

  • "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
  • "A Story of Children and Film is one of those you want to watch again the second you’ve reached the end reel" 4The Irish Post


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Docs on cinema

August 29th, 2014

The documentary film about film itself is proving ever more popular.

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Dogwoof nominated for 3 screen awards

August 20th, 2014

Dogwoof has been shortlisted in the Distributor of the Year category, and 2 of our films are also nominated.

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A Story Of Children And Film nationwide screenings

May 15th, 2014

Mark Cousins new documentary gets one off screenings on May 27th

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