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The Eyes of Orson Welles

UK, 2018, 115mins, Cert.12A

Film description

Granted exclusive access to hundreds of private drawings and paintings by Orson Welles, filmmaker Mark Cousins dives deep into the visual world of this legendary director and actor, to reveal a portrait of the artist we’ve never seen before.

Vividly bringing together the passions, politics and power of this brilliant 20th-century showman, it explores how the genius of Welles still resonates today in the age of Trump and fake news.


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