Posted Fri Aug 31, 2018 at 12:30 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The legendary filmmaker's unfinished movie has been completed and restored.
Netflix has released a trailer for Orson Welles’ last film, The Other Side of the Wind. The movie was first shot by Welles beginning in 1970, but has remained unfinished until now. Netflix will start streaming the film on November 2, along with a limited theatrical release.
Surrounded by fans and skeptics, grizzled director J.J. "Jake" Hannaford (a revelatory John Huston) returns from years abroad in Europe to a changed Hollywood, where he attempts to make his comeback: a career summation that can only be the work of cinema's most adventurous filmmaker, Orson Welles.
Check out the trailer below!
"Like so many others who grew up worshipping the craft and vision of Orson Welles, this is a dream come true," said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer. "The promise of being able to bring to the world this unfinished work of Welles with his true artistic intention intact, is a point of pride for me and for Netflix. Cinephiles and film enthusiasts around the world will experience the magic of Orson Welles once again or for the very first time."
Producer Frank Marshall, who served as a Production Manager on the original production, oversaw the restoration and completion of the film, along with producer Filip Jan Rymsza. Likewise, Peter Bogdanovich served as a consultant for the project.
"I can't quite believe it, but after 40 years of trying, I am so very grateful for the passion and perseverance from Netflix that has enabled us to, at long last, finally get into the cutting room to finish Orson’s last picture," said Frank Marshall.
In advance of its streaming debut, the movie premiered today at the 75th Venice International Film Festival. In addition, the movie will play at the Telluride Film Festival in September and the New York Film Festival in October.
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