Druga Strana Wellesa
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'Druga Strana Wellesa' or "The Other Side of Orson Welles" is a terrific documentary. I've recently received a copy from one of the directors, Daniel Rafaelic (Leon Rizmaul is the other one) and it's a very nice addition to that group of documentaries focussing on Welles's work in other countries, this one involving his time in Zagreb. Welles did both directing and acting there, and there are many Croation talking heads discussing working with him, and a special guest: Jean Moreau, who is very passionate about Welles. The film also includes long portions of an interview Welles did for television in the late 70s, which is very good and which has not been seen since it's broadcast. The original score is also haunting and inspired, and the documentary has a wholly original character. I would highly reccommend it as a worthy sibling of "It's All True", "The Well", "Rosabella" and others of that nature and quality.
It's a real labour of love.
And just the other day I received some information from Daniel about the dvd release:
"The DVD is not out yet (here in the Balkans, things are a little bit more complicated on the issue of publishing DVD's of Croatian films). However, it's in preparation, and I can tell you that it will contain the whole Welles television interview (1h 30 min. long!!!), as well as a lot of material that just didn't make it in the film - I will let you know when the time comes."
Good news indeed, and I will let Wellesnet members know as well. Tony
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