In light of MANK, the story behind CITIZEN KANE, leading 2021’s Oscar race with 10 nominations, CITIZEN KANE is showing in April 2021 on 35mm and 2K DCP in select cinemas across Australia.
CITIZEN KANE failed to win Best Picture at the 14th Academy Awards. However Orson Welles and Herman J Mankiewicz won Best Screenplay.
Neither presented to receive the award.
It is now lauded as the #1 GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME!
When a reporter is assigned to decipher newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane’s (Orson Welles) dying words, his investigation gradually reveals the fascinating portrait of a complex man who rose from obscurity to staggering heights. Though Kane’s friend and colleague Jedediah Leland (Joseph Cotten), and his mistress, Susan Alexander (Dorothy Comingore), shed fragments of light on Kane’s life, the reporter fears he may never penetrate the mystery of the elusive man’s final word, “Rosebud.”
(PG) | directed by Orson Welles | 1941 | 119 mins
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