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Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema

Venice Classics Documentary Films

Director:
Mark Cousins
Production:
Hopscotch Films
Running Time:
120’
Language:
more than twenty different languages
Country:
United Kingdom
Screenplay:
Mark Cousins
Editor:
Timo Langer
Sound:
Becky Thomson
Notes:
Producer: John Archer

Synopsis

Many years in the making, this bold follow-up to Mark Cousins’ The Story of Film uses hundreds of film clips to show how movies are made. Comprised of 40 chapters, it asks questions like how a great opening shot is done, how to frame an image, how to introduce a character, how to film sex, dance and death, how work and love are portrayed in cinema, and how the genres of comedy, melodrama and sci-fi work. Uniquely, all these questions are answered using only clips from films directed by women. The famous female directors are included, but so are scores of forgotten women from every period in film history and every continent.
Women Making Film is a revealing eye-opener, a celebration of the art and craft of cinema, and a j’accuse to film history.

Director’s Statement

Many films about cinema feature only male directors, so this one is a repost. It is a film school, where all the teachers are female. There is much ignorance and blindness about women directing film. Our film boldly challenges this blindness.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION: Hopscotch Films
Film City Glasgow, 401 Govan Road
G51 2QJ, Glasgow - United Kingdom
Tel. +44 (0)141 4406740
john@hopscotchfilms.co.uk
http://www.hopscotchfilms.co.uk

WORLD SALES: Ana Vicente - Dogwoof
Overseas House 19-23 Ironmonger Row
EC1V 3QN, London - United Kingdom
Tel. +44 (0) 20 72536244
ana@dogwoof.com

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: John Archer - Hopscotch Films
Film City Glasgow, 401 Govan Road
G51 2QJ, Glasgow - United Kingdom
Tel. +44 (0)141 4406740
john@hopscotchfilms.co.uk

PRESS OFFICE: Emma McCorkell, Cheryl Mayer - Team PR
United Kingdom
Tel. +44 (0)1491 28242; emccorkell@teampr.co.uk
Tel +44 (0) 7790429735; cmayer@teampr.co.uk

ITALIAN PRESS OFFICE: John Archer - Hopscotch Films
Film City Glasgow, 401 Govan Road
G51 2QJ, Glasgow - United Kingdom
Tel. +44 (0)141 4406740
john@hopscotchfilms.co.uk


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