What is this Film Called Love?

What is this Film Called Love?
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What is this Film Called Love?
United Kingdom, 2012, 77 Minute Running Time
Topics: Art/Architecture/Film, Documentary, Romance
Program: True Stories
Language: English

Two years ago, in The First Movie, Mark Cousins introduced cinema to a small village in Northern Iraq, and taught the children how to make their own films. Last year his 15-hour epic documentary The Story of Film: An Odyssey inspired film enthusiasts with his encyclopedic insights into cinema’s pioneers. Mark returns this year with his most intimate film to date, “a passionate 77-minute poetic documentary about the nature of happiness. Filmed in Mexico over three days for just $20.”

Many documentaries take a “first person” approach, but Cousins goes much deeper, allowing audiences to hear the “inside voice” few would share. Initially speculating about what Sergei Eisenstein might think about modern day Mexico, Cousins walks through the city making scattered observations and philosophical asides… and yet it is infinitely more thoughtful than stream of consciousness. The film is maddeningly difficult to encapsulate – and yet asks the most searching, probing questions.

Cousins marches to the beat of his own drum. The rhythm may not be for everyone, but for some it’s revelatory. Either way, at the very least you can marvel at how far $20 can go – and perhaps it will inspire you to make your own films!

DIRECTOR: Mark Cousins
Producer: Catherine Aitken, Mark Cousins
Editor: Timo Langer
Screenwriter: Mark Cousins
Cinematographer: Mark Cousins
Music: PJ Harvey, Simon Fisher Turner
Principal Cast: Mark Cousins
Filmography: The Story of Film (2011), The First Movie (2009)

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