Orson Welles’ Oscar-winning directorial début follows the life story of multimillionaire newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane. An enduring cinematic classic which continues to top critics “best of” lists. Don’t miss the chance to see this new print on the big screen.
“It would be nice to be able to buck the critical orthodoxy and say how tired and overrated Citizen Kane is; but the dull truth is, it’s still, indisputably, one of the great masterpieces of cinema – looking even better in this cleaned-up digital print, which shows off the wonderful clarity and detail of Gregg Toland’s ‘deep focus’ camerawork, bolstering the complexities of the story with new layers of feeling. *****” Robert Hanks, The Independent
“A film that gets better with each renewed acquaintance. *****” Time Out
“Great dialogue, great cinematography, great acting, great music, great movie: Citizen Kane is the biggest cinematic landmark since pictures first started moving. Never seen it on the big screen? Then bathe your eyes in Welles’ magnum opus.” Total Film
Oscar 1942 – WINNER
– Best Writing (Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles)