The Other Side of the Wind tells the story of grizzled director J.J. “Jake” Hannaford (Huston), who returns to Los Angeles after years in self-exile in Europe with plans to complete work on his own innovative comeback movie.
Orson Welles’ final film, The Other Side of the Wind was edited from more than a thousand reels of film.
It will be released in select theaters and on Netflix on November 2nd, following its World Premiere at the Venice International Film Festival this weekend.
An Event over 40 Years in the Making, Watch the Trailer for
Orson Welles’ THE OTHER SIDE OF WIND, which will Premiere at the Venice Film Festival this Weekend.
The film will be released in select theaters and on Netflix
Friday, November 2nd
Directed by ORSON WELLES
Produced by FRANK MARSHALL AND FILIP JAN RYMSZA
In 1970, legendary director Orson Welles (CITIZEN KANE) began filming what would ultimately be his final cinematic opus with a cast of Hollywood luminaries including John Huston, Peter Bogdanovich, Susan Strasberg and Welles’s partner during his later years, Oja Kodar. Beset by financial issues, the production ultimately stretched years and gained notoriety, never to be completed or released. More than a thousand reels of film negatives languished in a Paris vault until March of 2017, when producers Frank Marshall (who served as Welles’s production manager during his initial shooting) and Filip Jan Rymsza spearheaded efforts to have the film completed after over 40 years.
Featuring a new score by Oscar-winning composer Michel Legrand and reassembled by a technical team including Oscar-winning editor Bob Murawski, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND is Orson Welles’s vision fulfilled. It tells the story of grizzled director J.J. “Jake” Hannaford (Huston), who returns to Los Angeles after years in self-exile in Europe with plans to complete work on his own innovative comeback movie. Both a satire of the classic studio system and the New Hollywood that was shaking things up, Welles’s last artistic testament is a fascinating time capsule of a now-distant era in moviemaking as well as the long-awaited “new” work from an indisputable master.