This film was released 17th August 2018, and is no longer screening.
With unprecedented access to his drawings, sketches and paintings, Mark Cousins offers a personal reflection on how Orson Welles saw the world. Adopting a conceit whereby he addresses the deceased filmmaker directly though voiceover, Cousins’s expansive documentary chronicles the multi-faceted life and work of the filmmaker, charting his political maturation, unique visual sensibilities, complicated love life, and proudly independent working ethics in a layered and detailed visual essay.
Eschewing the chronological approach of traditional biography for a looser, associative structure, Cousins’s playful, wide-ranging film is brimming with psychological insight.
(Notes by David O’Mahony.)