Programme 2018

The Eyes of Orson Welles

Director: Mark Cousins


Asia Premiere

Section: World Cinema

Country: UK | Year: 2018

Language(s): English | Time: 115 mins


Granted exclusive access to hundreds of private drawings and paintings by Orson Welles, filmmaker Mark Cousins delves deep into the visual world of this legendary director and actor to reveal a portrait of the artist as he’s never been seen before–through his own eyes, sketched with his own hand, painted with his own brush. Executive produced by Michael Moore, The Eyes of Orson Welles brings vividly to life the passions, politics, and power of this brilliant 20th-century showman, and explores how the genius of Welles still resonates today in the age of Trump, more than 30 years after his death.

Director's Bio

Mark Cousins is a Northern Irish filmmaker and writer who lives in Edinburgh. His work as a director includes The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011), an epic 15-hour documentary which won a Peabody Award; A Story of Children and Film (2013), a documentary feature which world premiered in Cannes Film Festival; I Am Belfast (2015), a lyrical essay film about his home town.