Citizen Kane

1 Nov 1995

Director: Orson Welles



119 min

Regarded by some as the greatest film ever made, Orson Welles stars, co-wrote, produced and directed his first film. A thinly disguised biography/satire on William Randolph Hearst; Charles Foster Kane is a wealthy man who wields power and collects works of art, but never finds the secret of life (42) and on his dying bed gasps ‘Rosebud’. Unique overlapping dialogue and technical innovations are part of this film’s fame.