Closing Night Gala: The Story of Film: A New Generation
The perfect way to celebrate our return to cinema…
Examining the most powerful movie images of the last decade, filmmaker Mark Cousins updates his classic The Story of Film with A New Generation. Spanning from 2010 to 2021, including the recent pandemic, Cousins spins an epic and hopeful tale of cinematic innovation from around the globe as he helps to uncover new ways of seeing and being in our eclectic and voluminous digital age.
Nominated for Best Documentary at this year’s Cannes Film Festival
“This is an unashamed celebration of cinema as an art-form: Cousins is an aesthete.” - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
“In his latest discursive love letter to cinema, documentarian Mark Cousins notes that essay films “take ideas for a walk.” The walk he takes us on here is a beauty, a dreamscape crafted from a decade’s worth of mind-bending ideas and innovative screen creations. The Story of Film: A New Generation sometimes has the unhurried flow of a friendly saunter, and sometimes it rushes headlong around corners, where jaw-dropping surprises await..” - Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter
The 34th Foyle Film Festival Light In Motion (LIM) Short Film Competition Awards, sponsored by City Of Derry Crystal, will be announced and presented before the Closing Night Gala Screening of THE STORY OF FILM: A NEW GENERATION.