A montage of numerous scenes portraying children throughout the history of world cinema, selected with a very personal and ludic touch by film critic turned director Mark Cousins. The selection is comprised of scenes from masterpieces such as Chaplin’s The Kid and Spielberg’s ET, also spanning titles such Albert Lamorisse’s Le Ballon Rouge and Buñuel’s Los Olvidados, as well as several little known films. A lovely portrait of childhood’s adventures, seen through excerpts of 53 great films of 25 nationalities. Cannes Classics 2013.
Born in Suffolk, England. Former film critic, he has been making documentaries on film and politics since the mid-1990s. He directed the TV series Scene by Scene (1999/2000), portraits of filmmakers David Lynch, Roman Polanski and Woody Allen. For TV, he made Cinema Iran (2005), and he went to Iraq to shoot The First Movie (2009). His most well-known work if the 15 hours miniseries A Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011).