For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.
3.3
53 Ratings

The Eyes of Orson Welles

Directed by Mark Cousins
United Kingdom, 2018
Documentary

Synopsis

Mark Cousins was granted exclusive access to a treasure trove of images for this film: the art, set designs and storyboards Orson Welles produced act as an entry point to delve into the visual world of the legendary director, and to draw a portrait of the artist as he’s never been seen before.

This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what’s now showing
The Eyes of Orson Welles Directed by Mark Cousins

Critics reviews

I never grew tired of watching this documentary, jam-packed with film clips, archival footage, drawings, and paintings by Welles, just as I never tire of revisiting most Welles films, but I did tire of listeningto Mark Cousins’ ponderous voice-over, jam-packed with annoying rhetorical questions, on-the-nose jokes, and interesting stray observations framed as revelatory insights.
October 05, 2018
Read full article
Cousins is very convincing on iconography. . . . This is a critic’s film, and the observations would be worthwhile even without the biographical pegs they hang on.
October 04, 2018
Read full article

What are people saying?

Related films