Having been 40 years in the making, Orson Welles final film, The Other Side of the Wind is finally seeing the light of day thanks to the streaming giant, Netflix. The on-demand service has now released the trailer for the film from the iconic filmmaker.
Dubbed a satire of both the studio system and New Hollywood, Welles began filming on the project back in 1970. Unfortunately, the picture was plagued by financial issues for a number of years before Welles died, never getting the chance to finish the piece.
The film stars John Huston as a film director named Jake Hannaford who returns to Los Angeles after years in self-exile in Europe with plans to complete work on his own comeback movie. Peter Bogdanovich, Susan Strasberg and his partner Oja Kodar also star.
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The film will get a limited cinema release the same time it premieres on Netflix on November 2.
The Other Side of the Wind Official Synopsis
Surrounded by fans and sceptics, 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.