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Year: 2018
Original Title: The Eyes of Orson Welles
Length: 115 minutes
Genre: Documentary, Biography
Distributor: Dogwoof Documentary Distribution
Age rating: Suitable for 12 years and over
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: August 17 2018

United States: March 15 2019


Ranking: 4,626 out of 15,990 movies (up 1325)


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8.3 by 4 media


Thanks to the privilege of being able to exclusively access hundreds of private drawings and paintings by Orson Welles, the director Mark Cousins is at the head of this documentary, in which he explores the artistic and personal life of the legendary director and actor, the man behind cinema masterpieces like 'Citizen Kane' (considered the best film ever made in hundreds of lists) or 'Touch of evil', to reveal a new Portrait of the artist through his own eyes. Produced by Michael Moore, the documentary follows the passions, politics and power of this twentieth-century showman, exploring how his genius still resonates in the current era with Donald Trump as president, more than thirty years after his death.


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Trivia The Eyes of Orson Welles

The film received the Special Mention of the Jury in the Golden Eye Award 2018, that praises the best documentaries in Cannes. Mark Cousins is the director of the famous documentary TV series '[THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY]', that at the same time is based in a book that Cousins himself (who is also a film critic) wrote. In 2018 a rescued movie from the legendary filmmaker will be released: '[THE OTHER SIDE OF WIND]'.