A new reading of Walt Whitman's Song of Myself, with excerpts from Orson Welles's 1953 version alongside the voices of actors Michael Sheen, Clarke Peters and Eleanor Bron. Show more
Compelling and highly stylised tale of a sailor who accompanies a beautiful woman and her husband on a sea cruise, and becomes a pawn in a game of murder. Starring Orson Welles. Show more
A nightmarish tale of espionage and treachery in Istanbul, as an American munitions expert, played by Joseph Cotten, goes on the run from the Gestapo during World War II. Show more
Orson Welles's period drama telling the story of a wilful son of the proud Amberson family, who destroys his mother's hopes of marrying her first love - a recent widower. Show more
Drama in which a federal agent is assigned to track down an escaped Nazi war criminal, and eventually finds him in a small Connecticut village.
Historical saga following the fortunes of a Saxon nobleman and his Robin Hood-type retainer who flee England after leading an unsuccessful revolt against the Norman monarch. Show more
A landmark in the history of cinema, telling the story of newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane in a series of flashbacks. Starring Orson Welles. Show more
Based on Charlotte Bronte's classic novel about an orphan girl who grows up to become a governess in a gloomy manor in Yorkshire, where she falls in love with Mr Rochester. Show more
Orson Welles's classic film version of Shakespeare's play about a Scottish nobleman heavily influenced by his wife's lust for power. Show more
Drama based on the true story of a ship carrying German-Jewish refugees which was denied permission to land anywhere and was obliged to return to Germany and the horrors of Nazism. Show more
To celebrate Arena's 40th anniversary, a new film made entirely from its own archive, evoking the one experience common to all - the 24-hour cycle from dawn to dusk to dawn again. Show more
Classic film noir set in postwar Vienna. A visiting American investigates the apparent death of a friend and uncovers some unpleasant truths. Show more
Multi-award winning historical drama about Sir Thomas More's refusal to acknowledge Henry VIII's break with the Roman Catholic Church. Starring Paul Scofield. Show more
Epic historical drama recreating Napoleon's final defeat at the hands of the Duke of Wellington and his allied forces in Belgium. Starring Rod Steiger and Christopher Plummer. Show more
Orson Welles’ unproduced screenplay of Conrad's celebrated novel tells the story of a skipper who is hired to take a steam ship up the Congo River and encounters a terrifying evil. Show more
Michael Parkinson recalls a rare interview with the brilliant film-maker and actor Orson Welles.