Mark Cousins (film critic)

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Mark Cousins born (3 May 1965) in Belfast, Northern Ireland is a director and occasional presenter/critic on film.[1] He interviewed famous filmmakers such as David Lynch, Martin Scorsese and Roman Polanski in the TV series Scene by Scene.

In 2009, Cousins and actress/director Tilda Swinton created a project where they mounted a 33.5-tonne portable cinema on a large truck and hauled it manually through the Scottish Highlands. The result was a traveling independent film festival which was featured prominently in a documentary called Cinema is Everywhere. The festival was repeated again in 2011.[2][3][4]

His 2011 film The Story of Film: An Odyssey[5][6] was broadcast as 15 one-hour television episodes[7] on More4,[5] and later, featured at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.[8] In September 2013, it began to be shown on Turner Classic Movies.[9]


  • The First Movie (director, 2009)
  • The Story of Film: An Odyssey (director and presenter, 2011)
  • What Is This Film Called... Love? (director, 2012)
  • A Story of Children and Film (director, writer, 2013)
  • Here Be Dragons (director, writer, 2013)


  1. ^ Russell, Ken (18 December 2009). "The First Movie: peace through a child's eye". The Times. Retrieved 19 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Details
  3. ^ "Our gal Tilda and her magical perambulating film festival" August 5, 2009, Sun Times
  4. ^ "Entertainment | Actress Swinton hauls cinema". BBC News. 2009-08-04. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  5. ^ a b Staff (2012). "The Story of Film: An Odyssey". Channel 4. Retrieved February 5, 2012. 
  6. ^ Scott, A. O. (January 31, 2012). "Your Film of Films: A Sweeping History of an Art". NYTimes. Retrieved January 31, 2012. 
  7. ^ Staff (2012). "The Story of Film: An Odyssey - Episodes". Channel 4. Retrieved February 5, 2012. 
  8. ^ Cousins, Mark (2011). "The Story of Film: An Odyssey - Real To Reel". Toronto International Film Festival. Retrieved February 5, 2012. 
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