“A terrifically enjoyable and engaging film: open-minded and open-hearted, and utterly unlike the material on regular commercial release”
PETER BRADSHAW, THE GUARDIAN
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“A woozy, dream-like, magical-realist movie which demonstrates that despite living amid a landscape of conflict, the minds of the children are ‘like Aladdin's caves’ ”
DAVID BROWN, RADIO TIMES
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Press Releases
A micro-review in Time Out
Fri 11 Dec, 2009

“New doc by Mark Cousins, The First Movie, is ace. Echoes of Erice and T. Davies” — Dave Calhoun, Time Out London

A great writeup in The Guardian
Thu 10 Dec, 2009

“A terrifically enjoyable and engaging film: open-minded and open-hearted, and utterly unlike the material on regular commercial release” — Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
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The Radio Times review
Thu 10 Dec, 2009

“ ‘War doesn’t kill the beauty’ says Northern Irish film-maker Mark Cousins, a statement he sets out to prove in the Kurdish-Iraqi village of Gop Tapa where he hands three high-def video cameras to some kids in order to find out what they capture. It’s lucky that we’re getting to view the footage at all seeing as the Iraqi secret police twice stopped production, but the result is a woozy, dream-like, magical-realist movie about the power of imagination which demonstrates that despite living amid a landscape of conflict, the minds of the children are “like Aladdin’s caves”.” — David Brown, Radio Times