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The Story of Film part 13: The Last Days of Celluloid before The Coming of Digital

Europe, Japan, Iran and Mexico show the way forward for a bold cinema for Lars Von Trier, Michael Haneke and Abbas Kiarostami

Documentary 2011 61 mins

Director: Mark Cousins


Cinema enters an unexpected high point in the 1990s. The story starts in Iran with Abbas Kiarostami, who made movie making more real. Then comes Shinya Tsukamoto, pioneer of bold new Japanese horror cinema. Mark Cousins then moves to Paris where one of the world’s greatest directors, Claire Denis, talks exclusively about her work, before we witness the blossoming of Mexican films.