The Eyes of Orson Welles

2018 | UK | NR | 115 min.


Old Town Playhouse Fri, Aug 3, 2018 9:00 PM
City Opera House Sat, Aug 4, 2018 6:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Foreign Documentary
Release Year:2018
Runtime:115 min.
Premiere Status:US Premiere
Production Country:UK
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Mark Cousins
Produced by:Mary Bell
Adam Dawtrey
Screenwriter:Mark Cousins
Cinematography:Mark Cousins
Editing By:Timo Langer
Executive Producer:Michael Moore


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. After Michael Moore brought Orson Welles’ daughter Beatrice Welles and Mark Cousins together at TCFF 2014, Cousins was granted unlimited access by Beatrice 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. Meditative and poetic, The Eyes of Orson Welles is both 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. After its World Premiere at Cannes in May, we're thrilled that The Eyes of Orson Welles is making its North American Premiere right here at TCFF.. IN PERSON: Director Mark Cousins.