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2012 | Color | 101 min

A personal essay that explores what cinema tells us about childhood and what childhood tells us about cinema. It is a passionate and poetic portrait of childhood adventures, with reference to 53 films from 25 countries, including films like E.T. as well as classical works that are practically unknown.

Country: Reino Unido
Direction: Cousins; Mark
Script: Cousins; Mark
Production: Dawtrey; Adam
Photography: Benoliel; Marc, Cousins; Mark
Sound: Murray; Ali
Art direction:
Participation year at FICM: 2013

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