Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema

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Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema

#1 Post by Calvin » Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:41 pm

Surprisingly, as it's a Dogwoof production, the BFI will be releasing Mark Cousins' Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema on DVD in 2020.

Women Make Film is an epic exploration of cinema history through the lens of some the world’s greatest directors – all women. Told in 40 "chapters", narrated by Tilda Swinton, Jane Fonda, Debra Winger, Adjoa Andoh, Kerry Fox, Thandie Newton, and Sharmila Tagore , shot and edited by Mark Cousins - life, love, politics, humour and death, are all explored and examined in this epic 14-hour road trip like no other.

Trailer here

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Re: Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema

#2 Post by MichaelB » Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:50 am

Full specs announced:
Women Make Film:
A New Road Movie Through Cinema
Written and directed by Mark Cousins
Narrated by Tilda Swinton, Jane Fonda, Adjoa Andoh, Sharmila Tagore, Kerry Fox, Thandie Newton and Debra Winger

4-disc Blu-ray release on 18 May 2020 and streaming on BFI Player (Subscription service) in 5 parts from 18 May – 15 June 2020

See the trailer here.

Five years in the making, this bold follow-up to Mark Cousins’ The Story of Film: An Odyssey uses hundreds of clips from films directed by women to show how movies are made.

Presented in thematic chapters, Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema looks at 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 such as comedy, melodrama and sci-fi work.

Many famous female directors are included, but so are scores of forgotten women from every period in film history and from five continents. Women Make Film is a revealing eye-opener, a celebration of the art and craft of cinema, and a j’accuse to film history.

On 18 May 2020 Women Make Film will be released by the BFI on Blu-ray in a 4-disc set with additional features. On the same day it will be released on BFI Player’s Subscription service in five episodes; one will uploaded each week from 18 May – 15 June.

Special features
• Presented in High Definition
The Making of… (2020, 13 mins): a video essay by Mark Cousins in which he discusses the influences, motivations and methodology of Women Make Film
Mark Cousins and Barbara Kopple Q&A (2020, 18 mins): a discussion following a screening of Women Make Film at Toronto International Film Festival
Together (1956, 48 mins): two deaf-mute dock workers eke out a humble East End existence in Lorenza Mazzetti’s striking and poetic film
• Trailer
• Illustrated booklet with an introduction by Cari Beauchamp, an essay by Mark Cousins, biographies and full credits

Product details
RRP: £49.99 / Cat. no. BFIB1385 / 15
UK / 2020 / colour, black and white / 848 mins / optional English language and English hard-of-hearing subtitles / original aspect ratio 1.85:1 / 4 x BD50: 1080/50i, 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (48kHz/24-bit), PCM 2.0 stereo audio (48kHz/24-bit)

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