Netflix has released the first trailer for Orson Welles’ “The Other Side of the Wind,” a film that was 40 years in the making and will finally premiere at Venice Film Festival this weekend.
Welles began filming the project in 1970 with cast members John Huston, Peter Bogdanovich, Susan Strasberg and Oja Kodar. Financial issues arose, and the production stretched for years and was ultimately never completed or released.
More than a thousand reels of film negatives were stored in a Paris vault until March 2017, when producers Frank Marshall (who served as Welles’s production manager during his initial shooting) and Filip Jan Rymsza pushed forward to complete the film.
“The Other Side of the Wind” tells the story of director J.J. “Jake” Hannaford (Huston), who heads back to Los Angeles after years of self-exile in Europe to complete his comeback movie.
Oscar-winning composer Michel Legrand scored the film, which ultimately became Welles’ last project. Welles’ other credits include 1941’s “Citizen Kane,” 1946’s “The Strangers,” 1958’s “Touch of Evil,” 1962’s “The Trial,” and 1992’s “Don Quixote.”
Welles died in 1985.
“The Other Side of the Wind” will premiere at the Venice Film Festival this weekend and the New York Film Festival later this fall. Netflix will then release the film in select theaters and on the streaming platform.
Watch the trailer above.