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The Story of Film: A New Generation (15)

30 December

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A decade after The Story of Film: An Odyssey - an expansive and influential inquiry into the state of moviemaking in the 20th century - filmmaker Mark Cousins returns with an epic and hopeful tale of cinematic innovation from around the globe.

In The Story of Film: A New Generation, Cousins turns his sharp, meticulously-honed gaze on world cinema from 2010 to 2021.

Using a surprising range of works as launchpads — including Joker, Frozen and Cemetery of Splendor — he explores recurring themes and emerging motifs: from the evolution of film language, to technology’s role in movie-making today, to shifting identities in 21st-century world cinema.

Touching on everything from Parasite and The Farewell, to Black Panther and Lover’s Rock, Cousins seeks out films, filmmakers and communities under-represented in traditional film histories, with a particular emphasis on Asian and Middle Eastern works, as well as boundary-pushing documentaries and films that see gender in new ways.

And as the recent pandemic recedes, Cousins ponders what comes next in the streaming age: how have we changed as cinephiles, and how will moviegoing continue to transform in the digital century, to our collective joy and wonder?

A complete joy to watch. ★★★★★

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  • Director Mark Cousins
  • Country UK
  • Year of Production 2021
  • Running Time 2h40m
  • Certificate 15

As per Scottish Government restrictions, seats available for all shows from 27 December to 23 January will be capped to meet the 1m social distancing requirement.

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