Granted exclusive access to hundreds of drawings and paintings by legendary filmmaker Orson Welles (1915–1985), Mark Cousins (The Story of Film: An Odyssey) narrates this documentary as a series of letters to Welles inspired by the astonishing discovery. A visual autobiography of Welles’s life and travels—sketched with Welles’s own hand, painted with his own brush—the film is a vital contribution to the still-evolving understanding of the breadth of Welles’s genius.
“Whimsical but heartfelt love letter to Orson Welles connects the director’s films to his paintings and drawings” —The Guardian
★★★★ “Intriguing” —The Independent
★★★★ “Facinating” —Financial Times
★★★★ “Impressive and arresting” —Empire
“A visual rhapsody” —Total Film
“Quite simply one of the best Welles documentaries released since his death” —Wellsnet
“Intriguing and illuminating” —The Hollywood Reporter