Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema - Part 1 (2019)

  • 2019
  • Documentary
  • 3h 0m

In this comprehensive work spanning 130 years of film history, Mark Cousins (The Story of Film: An Odyssey) enlists a roster of narrators – Tilda Swinton (who was also an executive producer), Adjoa Andoh, Jane Fonda, Kerry Fox, Thandie Newton, Sharmila Tagore and Debra Winger – as explorer-guides in a wide-reaching journey beyond the English-speaking world, as well-represented as it is, that also includes films and directors from countries like Bulgaria, Romania, Tunisia, Japan, Norway, Russia, Iran, China, South Korea, Senegal and Sri Lanka. A rich visual compendium of sounds and images, illuminated with analysis and context, this New Road Movie through Cinema is a journey of discovery and reappraisal well worth taking.

Presented in five parts, Part 1 comprises eight chapters:

  • Openings
  • Tone
  • Believability
  • Introducing a Character
  • Meet Cute
  • Conversations
  • Framing
  • Tracking

To complement your Cinema 3 viewing, we’ve programmed a slate of narrative features by women directors featured in Women Make Film. Browse the Women Make Film shelf on Cinema 3 for new fortnightly titles and visit womenmakefilm.net to explore screen grabs of the almost one thousand film excerpts featured in the series.




United Kingdom



Bonus Content

In Conversation with Mark Cousins & Kerry Fox

A conversation with director Mark Cousins and Kerry Fox, one of the narrators of Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Though Cinema

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