Together with Sergei Eisenstein, his imaginary companion on a walking tour of Mexico City, Mark Cousins contemplates historical change, shot composition, and his own identity. After the mammoth effort of The Story of Film: An Odyssey, Cousins felt the need to make a very different kind of film. “It’s an ad lib. It was made on three days off, as a response to the six years of making The Story of Film, for fun, to do something emotional and a bit sad. Its main subject is walking and being alone!” (Mark Cousins) —Edinburgh International Film Festival
Mark Cousins (born 3 May 1965) is an Irish director and occasional presenter/critic on film. He is a native of Ulster. He interviewed famous filmmakers such as David Lynch, Martin Scorsese and Roman Polanski in the TV series Scene by Scene.
In 2009, Cousins and actress/director Tilda Swinton created a project where they mounted a 33.5-tonne portable cinema on a large truck and hauled it manually through the Scottish Highlands. The result was a traveling independent film festival which was featured prominently in a documentary called Cinema is Everywhere. The festival was repeated again in 2011.
His 2011 film The Story of Film: An Odyssey was broadcast as 15 one-hour television episodes on More4, and later, featured at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. —Wikipedia