Story of Film: A New Generation

Golden Eye
Cannes Film Festival
An unashamed celebration of cinema as an art-form.


The Story of Film: A New Generation

Examining the most powerful movie images of the last decade, filmmaker Mark Cousins updates his classic The Story of Film with A New Generation, a coda spanning from 2010 to 2021, including the ongoing pandemic. Cousins spins an epic and hopeful tale of cinematic innovation from around the globe featuring clips from Parasite and The Babadook to Black Panther and Cemetery of Splendor.

“Cousins is an omnivore extraordinaire, sharing choice morsels from the far corners of the form. And for those who appreciate the director's wide-eyed and open-hearted way of looking at cinema, the documentary is brimming with clips sure to expand their horizons.” - Peter Debruge, Variety

“A discursive love letter to cinema. Restless and impassioned. A welcome voice in cacophonous times.” - Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter

“Another engaging documentary [from Mark Cousins], a journey around the cinematic world over 160 minutes that's clever and informative.” - Brian Tallerico,

"Ferociously eclectic, Cousins makes connections as he singles out films we’ve seen and ones we haven’t … He possesses an idiosyncratic cinematic imagination" - Steve Pond, The Wrap
Not Rated
Documentary, Films & Filmmakers
Mark Cousins
Mark Cousins
Nominee, Golden Eye, Cannes Film Festival
Steve Pond, TheWrap

When you saw Joaquin Phoenix dancing down those outdoor steps toward the end of “Joker,” you probably didn’t think about Princess Elsa belting out “Let It Go” in the 2013 animated film “Frozen.” But Mark Cousins did –- and that’s the difference between him and you and me and the rest of the people ...

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