The Story of Film: An Odyssey, a 15-part series written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Mark Cousins, is the story of international cinema told through the history of cinematic innovation. The first episode screens this Saturday 3rd September 9:15 pm on More4.

It will be a worldwide guided tour of the greatest movies ever made; an epic tale that starts in nickelodeons and ends as a multi-billion-dollar globalised digital industry.

Five years in the making, The Story of Film covers six continents and 12 decades. It is the adaptation of Cousin’s book of the same name, which showed how film-makers are influenced both by the historical events of their times, and by each other.

Described as a ‘love letter’ to the movies, the film visits the key sites in the history of cinema; from Hollywood to Mumbai; from Hitchcock’s London to the village where Pather Panchali was shot.

The show features interviews with legendary filmmakers and actors including Stanley Donen, Kyoko Kagawa, Gus van Sant, Lars Von Trier, Claire Denis, Bernardo Bertolucci, Robert Towne, Jane Campion and Claudia Cardinale.

Watch the trailer here

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