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Women Make Film

Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema: Episodes 11 & 12

Framing. Tracking. Staging. This is a journey across five continents, through 13 decades of strong, stylish storytelling, revealing the craft of cinema.

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UK 2019
Writer-director Mark Cousins
Narrated by Adjoa Andoh, Jane Fonda, Kerry Fox, Thandie Newton, Tilda Swinton, Sharmila Tagore, Debra Winger.
Total runtime 117min
Some English subtitles
Certificate Advised 15
A BFI Release

Episode 11: Tension, Stasis, Leave Out & Episode 12: Reveal, Memory, Time
The directors featured in this film are accomplished artists. They are also women. Narrators, starting with Tilda Swinton, guide us through 40 chapters exploring how we construct and read cinema. This is no dry analysis; it’s a passionate celebration of how film depicts love, death, sex, politics and the very meaning of life. Cousins follows his award-winning The Story of Film with a personal, epic testimony to unseen diversity in cinema – tantalising us with works and directors we may not have been aware of, broadening our perspectives and horizons. Everyone who sees this will learn something. We challenge you not to be inspired.

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