Archive of films The Eyes of Orson Welles / The Eyes of Orson Welles

United Kingdom
2018, 115 min

Section: Out of the Past
Year: 2018

“Can we tell your story anew?” Mark Cousins asks Orson Welles, and then proceeds to look upon this iconic figure of 20th-century film from a practically unknown perspective: as the creator of hundreds of drawings and paintings to which Cousins gained exclusive access thanks in part to Welles’s daughter Beatrice. Cousins conceived his unconventional portrayal of the man behind Citizen Kane as an audiovisual letter to the visionary maestro, celebrated for his immense powers of imagination.


Synopsis

Good filmmakers are great cinephiles who truly appreciate the work of their revered colleagues. Shindô created a documentary on Mizoguchi, Bogdanovich on Ford, Scorsese on Kazan. “Can we tell your story anew?” Mark Cousins asks Orson Welles, and then proceeds to look upon this iconic figure of 20th-century film from a practically unknown perspective: as the creator of hundreds of drawings and paintings to which Cousins gained exclusive access thanks in part to Welles’s daughter Beatrice. Cousins’s unconventional portrayal of the man behind Citizen Kane, conceived as an audiovisual letter to the celebrated visionary, recently premiered at Cannes and follows the publication of a new book by the director, this time The Story of Looking.

Karel Och

About the director

Mark Cousins (b. 1965, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom). Selected filmography: The Story of Film: An Odyssey, 2011, doc.), What Is This Film Called Love, 2012, doc.), A Story of Children and Film (2013, doc.), Life May Be (2014, doc.), Atomic: Living in Dread and Promise (2015), Stockholm, My Love (2016, doc.)

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About the film

Color, Black & White, DCP

Section: Out of the Past
   
Director: Mark Cousins
Screenplay: Mark Cousins
Dir. of Photography: Mark Cousins
Music: Matt Regan
Editor: Timo Langer
Producer: Adam Dawtrey
Production: Bofa Productions
Sales: Dogwoof

Guests

Mark Cousins

Film Director

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