Welles’ masterpiece about the complex contradictions in the life and character of a controversial media tycoon.
Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Everett Sloane.
USA 1941. 119min
Orson Welles’ first feature and greatest masterpiece – a richly philosophical survey of the seemingly unfathomable contradictions in the life and character of a media tycoon – was for Truffaut ‘so complete... a world view which is personal, generous and noble.’ He found many reasons to love and admire the film, and paid affectionate tribute to its importance to his life in Day for Night.