The Eyes of Orson Welles


DIRECTOR(S): Mark Cousins

GENRE: Documentary Film

SYNOPSIS: If you thought there was nothing else to add to the Orson Welles mythos, prepare to be astonished by TCFF Board Member Mark Cousins’ (Stockholm My Love, TCFF 2016; I Am Belfast, TCFF 2015) latest work. Granted unlimited access to the entirety of Welles’ little known collection of personal artwork “a daily practice of sketching and painting that began in childhood and followed him throughout his life” Cousins turns his own visionary cinematic eye to exploring the film legend from this untapped perspective of Orson Welles himself. Part love-letter, part feast of visual art, Cousins traces Welles™ path across continents and throughout time, examining how these sketches were an essential part of his artistic process and even help to illuminate how he saw the world. At once a look back on Welles’ ongoing filmmaking legacy as well as a lyrical musing on his work’s hyper-relevance in today’s political climate. Meditative and poetic, The Eyes of Orson Welles premiered at Cannes this past spring is making its North American premiere right here at the TCFF.

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