The Eyes of Orson Welles

Directed by Mark Cousins
2018, UK, 115 min

Sun, Nov 10 / 3 pm | Cinematheque


Visionary cinema historian Mark Cousins (The Story of Film) charts the unknown territory of the imagination of one of the twentieth century’s most revolutionary artists. Granted unprecedented access to hundreds of never-before-seen sketches, drawings, and paintings by Orson Welles, Cousins sheds new light on the experiences, dreams, desires, and obsessions that fuelled his creativity and inspired his masterpieces. Playful, profound, and as daringly iconoclastic as its subject, The Eyes of Orson Welles is a one-of-a-kind work of visual archaeology.