'The Other Side of the Wind' trailer: Orson Welles' lost film trailer released by Netflix

'The Other Side of the Wind' trailer: Netflix unveils first trailer of the film the legendary director worked on between 1970 and 1977.


                            'The Other Side of the Wind' trailer: Orson Welles' lost film trailer released by Netflix

Nearly 40 years in the making, Orson Welles’ final film ‘The Other Side Of The Wind’ finally has a trailer. Netflix released the first trailer for the lost film after acquiring the assembled footage shot over the years by the director’s collaborators. 

After decades of financial issues, missing footage, legal difficulties, and editing problems, the fabled film will finally make its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival on August 31, 30 years after the death of 'Citizen Kane.' Netflix and select-theatres will release the film on November 2.

Starring John Huston, Peter Bogdanovich, Susan Strasberg, Bob Random, and Oja Kodar and described as a “satire of Hollywood,” 'The Other Side of the Wind' stars a legendary filmmaker who’s trying to make one last masterpiece, called 'The Other Side of the Wind,' before he passes away.

Here's the official synopsis; 

"In 1970, legendary director Orson Welles began filming what would ultimately be his final cinematic opus with a cast of Hollywood luminaries including John Huston, Peter Bogdanovich, Susan Strasberg and Welles’s partner during his later years, Oja Kodar. Beset by financial issues, the production ultimately stretched years and gained notoriety, never to be completed or released. More than a thousand reels of film negatives languished in a Paris vault until March of 2017, when producers Frank Marshall (who served as Welles’s production manager during his initial shooting) and Filip Jan Rymsza spearheaded efforts to have the film completed after over 40 years."

"Featuring a new score by Oscar-winning composer Michel Legrand and reassembled by a technical team including Oscar-winning editor Bob Murawski, 'The Other Side of the Wind' is Orson Welles’s vision fulfilled. It tells the story of grizzled director J.J. “Jake” Hannaford (Huston), who returns to Los Angeles after years in self-exile in Europe with plans to complete work on his own innovative comeback movie. Both a satire of the classic studio system and the New Hollywood that was shaking things up, Welles’s last artistic testament is a fascinating time capsule of a now-distant era in moviemaking as well as the long-awaited “new” work from an indisputable master."

In an interview with Indiewire Frank Marshall said piecing together 1,000 reels of film negatives locked in a Paris vault was “a long, agonizing journey, obviously,” but he’s “so very grateful for the passion and perseverance from Netflix that has enabled us to, at long last, finally get into the cutting room to finish Orson’s last picture.”

The film was shot over 40 years (Netflix)
The film was shot over 40 years (Netflix)