The Story of Film: The Golden Age of World Cinema
The 1920s was a golden age for world cinema.
We visit Paris, Berlin, Moscow, Shanghai and Tokyo to discover the places where filmmakers pushed the boundaries of the medium.
German Expressionism, Soviet montage, French Impressionism and Surrealism were passionate new film movements, but less well known are the glories of Chinese and Japanese films and the moving story of one of the great, now forgotten stars, Ruan Lingyu.
About The Story of Film
The Story of Film: An Odyssey is a British documentary film series about the history of cinema, presented in 15 x 1-hour chapters.
Adapted from his book, Northern Irish critic and filmmaker Mark Cousins narrates with infectious passion, selecting original film clips best seen on the big screen.
Each month, we screen one episode from the series, accompanied by some of the films he analyses.
Whether you think you know it all, or want to learn more, The Story of Film: An Odyssey is a journey for everyone who loves cinema!
'It's wildly ambitious, often extremely good, occasionally maddening, and always stimulating’ – Boston Globe
‘One of the most staggeringly comprehensive cinematic histories ever told’ – Ultra Culture
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