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The Eyes of Orson Welles
Orson Welles, is widely recognised as one of the greatest filmmakers of all times, with his 1941 debut Citizen Kane consistently voted the greatest movie of all time.
Director Mark Cousins provides a new insight into the life of the legendary filmmaker with a collection of Welles’s unseen sketches, drawings and paintings. The Eyes Of Orson Welles takes the audience behind the famous façade providing a fascinating glimpse into Welles' Wisconsin childhood, youthful foreign travels, 1930s activism, championing of African-American theatre and love life. Welles's views on politics, race, power and its abuse are as resonant now as they've ever been.
'Who were you?' asks Cousins at the outset. This wonderful portrait offers some fascinating answers.' Jeremy Aspinall, Radio Times
'Here Cousins’ canvas is the screen itself, but upon it we see not only other canvases, museum walls bearing them, films projected upon them. Herein advanced is a relatively robust and useful critical lens, one that holds attention. The Eyes Of Orson Welles deserves to be met with your own.' **** Andrew Robertson, EyeForFilm