The story of LookingMark Cousins

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Mark Cousins ​​('The Story of Film') prepares for surgery to restore his sight. It makes him reflect on the role that vision has in our lives. This fascinating journey through the history of seeing reveals how our way of looking has changed over time. Cousins ​​confirms he is a master in selecting the most delightful images in film history.

Looking and being looked at determines to a large extent who we are as a person and as a society. It is one of our core senses with an unprecedented impact on our lives. Looking is constructing, understanding and experiencing. All forms of viewing count, from famous works of art to tourist snapshots, from vistas to film, from science to propaganda, from false mirrors to big visionary ideas. A fascinating film essay that makes you look differently at the world and our visual perception.

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Directed by Mark Cousins
2021 90 min.
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Fond of Footage


Mark Cousins


Mark Cousins


Timo Langer


Donna McKevitt

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