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The Story of Looking Rated 15

The Story of Looking

Dir. Mark Cousins. UK, 2021. 1h 30m. Starring Mark Cousins.

As filmmaker and author Mark Cousins prepares for surgery to repair and restore his failing eyesight, he begins to consider the role that looking plays in his life – and what life might be like without it. In this deeply personal documentary, Cousins guides us through the riches of the visible world, presenting a kaleidoscope of extraordinary imagery exploring what it means to look at movies and the world around us.

‘A treasure trove of insight about what it means to look – really look – at the world about us, and at art and movies, and not to take any of it for granted.’ ★★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘Fascinating, thought-provoking stuff,told in Cousins' engaging, typically impish way’ ★★★★ Ian Freer, Empire Magazine