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The Story of Film part 3: The Great Rebel Filmmakers Around the World

Testing the limits of cinema, German Expressionism, Soviet montage and other international movements are launched.

Documentary 2011 61 mins

Director: Mark Cousins


International figures push back at cinema's boundaries. Paris, Berlin, Moscow, Shanghai and Tokyo were the producing passionate new movements, shows Mark Cousins. German Expressionism, Soviet montage, French impressionism and surrealism are well known, but the glories of Chinese and Japanese films – with stars like Ruan Lingyu – have been forgotten.