The Story of Film – An Odyssey – TRAILER

A 15 hour documentary, made over 5 years An adaptation of Mark Cousins’ film book that was published, and acclaimed, around the world. The London Times reviewer called it
“by far and away the best book I’ve ever read about film”.

Filmed in America, all over Europe, Africa, Japan, India, China, Russia, and Australia. In the great movie studios and cinema museums of the world.

Participants: Wim Wenders, Baz Luhrmann, Jane Campion, Abbas Kiarostami, Amitabh Bachchan, Stanley Donen, Maggie Cheung, Buck Henry, Tilda Swinton, Kyoko Kagawa who acted for Kurosawa, Ozu and Mizoguchi; Yuen Woo-ping; Youssef Chahine; Amitabh Bachchan, Sharmila Tagore
(the muse of Satyajit Ray); Paul Schrader, Robert Towne,
Gus Van Sant.

This is a history of innovation of the medium, not showbiz or money.

Directed by Mark Cousins
Produced by John Archer
A Hopscotch films Production