The Story of Film: New Boundaries – World Cinema in Africa, Asia and Latin America

12 June
Location informationArc Cinema
Event costFree (bookings essential)

This episode looks at world cinema between 1990 and 1998, the waning days of the celluloid era and the birth of the digital age.

It covers the work of filmmakers in Iran (Samira Makhmalbaf and Abbas Kiarostami), Hong Kong and China (Wong Kar-wai), Taiwan (Tsai Ming-liang and Hou Hsiao-Hsien), Japan (Hideo Nakata and Takashi Miike), Denmark (Lars von Trier), France (Claire Denis), Belgium (Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne), Poland (Dorota Kędzierzawska), Russia (Viktor Kossakovsky) and Austria (Michael Haneke).

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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