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The Story of Film: A New Generation (2021)

Documentary 2h 40m

A decade after The Story of Film: An Odyssey, Mark Cousins returns with an epic and hopeful tale of cinematic innovation from around the globe. Cousins turns his gaze on world cinema from 2010 to 2021, exploring recurring themes and emerging motifs, from the evolution of film language to technology’s role in moviemaking today, to shifting identities in 21st-century world cinema, to what comes next in the age of streaming. From Parasite and Joker to Black Panther and Lover’s Rock, Cousins also seeks out filmmakers and communities under-represented in traditional film histories, emphasising Asian and Middle Eastern works, as well as boundary-pushing documentaries and films that see gender in new ways.


Mark Cousins



Bonus Content

The Story of Film: A New Generation Q&A


Q&A with The Story of Film: A New Generation director Mark Cousins, hosted by David O’Mahony.

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