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2021 | Color | 160:00

Examining the most powerful movie images of the last decade, filmmaker Mark Cousins updates his classic The Story of Film with A New Generation. Spanning from 2010 to 2021, Cousins spins an epic and hopeful tale of cinematic innovation around the globe as he helps uncover new ways of seeing and being in our eclectic, voluminous digital age.


Country: Reino Unido
Direction: Cousins; Mark
Script: Cousins; Mark
Production: Archer; John, Glynn; Clara
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Participation year at FICM: 2021

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The Storms of Jeremy Thomas

Mark Cousins embarks on a 1000-km road trip from London to Cannes to film and interview the Oscar®-winning British producer and filmmaker Jeremy Thomas, who has made an annual pilgrimage to the Cannes Film Festival for the past 45 years. This offbeat grand tour includes landmarks and people connected to the producer’s films and life.

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The Eyes of Orson Welles

Granted exclusive access to hundreds of private drawings and paintings by Orson Welles, filmmaker Mark Cousins delves into his visual world, revealing an unprecedented portrait of the artist—seen through his own eyes, sketched with his own hand, painted with his own brush. The documentary brings the passions of this twentieth-century showman to life and explores how Welles’s genius still resonates today, over 30 years after his death. 

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A Story of Children and Film

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.

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