The Dreamers is an unfinished and unreleased film project directed and produced between 1980 and 1982 by Orson Welles, based on the short story by Karen Blixen.
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The footage for The Dreamers consists of two segments running 10 minutes each. The first segment was shot in black-and-white and involves Orson Welles
in costume and make-up as a 19th-century Dutch-Jewish Merchant who recounts the story of Pellegrina Leoni, an Italian opera diva who mysteriously disappeared after losing the ability to sing. The second segment was shot in color and features Oja Kodar
as Pellegrina, who declares her farewell to her merchant friend while announcing that she is disappearing to seek a new anonymous life. Part of the Kodar footage was shot outdoors in the garden of Welles' home. See more
Edited into Orson Welles' The Dreamers