Over a thousand film clips spanning 13 decades, across 5 continents, over 14 hours, Women Make Film is an epic exploration of cinema history through the lens of some the world’s greatest directors – all women. Narrated by Tilda Swinton, Jane Fonda and more, shot and edited by Mark Cousins - life, love, politics, humour and death, are all explored and examined in this cinematic road-trip like no other.

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The epic, four years in the making, still in production, is made up of forty “chapters” to be narrated by Tilda Swinton and other key women in cinema, still to be announced. Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema follows in the footsteps of Mark Cousins’ The Story of Film: An Odyssey, to give us a guided tour of the art and craft of the movies.  Using almost a thousand film extracts from thirteen decades and five continents, Cousins asks how films are made, shot and edited; how stories are shaped and how movies depict life, love, politics, humour and death, all through the compelling lens of some of the world’s greatest directors – all of them women.


Filmmaker Mark Cousins Explores Unsung Women of Film in New Doc - Variety

Venice Q&A: Mark Cousins on female directors doc, "we want it to be an eye-opener" - Screen Daily


Director: Mark Cousins

Narrators: Tilda Swinton & Jane Fonda

Executive Producer: Tilda Swinton


Filmmaker: Mark Cousins Executive producer: Tilda Swinton
Narrators: Tilda Swinton, Jane Fonda, Adjoa Andoh Thandie Newton, Kerry Fox, Sharmila Tagore & Debra Winger
Country: UK
Runtime: 840'
Episodes: 14
Due: 2019
Format: HD


Venice International Film Festival 2018

TIFF 2018

London Film Festival