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A Story of Children and Film


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A Story of Children and Film 2013 PG

101 mins United Kingdom

Mark Cousins' personal and poetic exploration of the cinema of childhood is the world’s first movie about kids in global cinema. It’s a passionate, poetic portrait of the adventure of childhood: its surrealism, loneliness, fun, destructiveness and stroppiness: as seen through 53 great films from 25 countries.

Featuring Mark Cousins distinctive take on a range of films from renowned classics like E.T. to undiscovered gems such as Mohammed-Ali Talebi's The Boot, 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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Inside Film Cinema of Childhood


PG Contains mild language and scenes of emotional upset




United Kingdom



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British Film Institute

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