removing all of its films from the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Orson Welles
will still be represented on the Croisette next month. The festival has announced the official lineup for this year’s Cannes Classics sidebar, and included on the list is the FilmStruck
-produced documentary “The Eyes of Orson Welles,” from British documentarian Mark Cousin.
Netflix had originally been set to bring Welles’ unfinished film, “The Other Side of the Wind
,” to the festival’s Out of Competition section, but the streaming giant announced it would not be attending the festival in any capacity after Cannes reinstated a rule preventing films without French theatrical distribution from competing for the Palme d’Or. The rule would not have affected “The Other Side of the Wind
,” but Netflix wasn’t going to make an exception.
“The Eyes of Orson Welles” includes access to a lifetime of private drawings and paintings by Welles,