|Director: Orson Welles||Country: France/Spain/Switzerland|
|Cast: Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Margaret Rutherford, Sir John Gielgud||Production Year: 1965|
Chimes at Midnight expands Shakespeare’s larger-than-life character Sir John Falstaff (Welles). Bringing enormous pathos and humour to his role as Falstaff, Welles concentrates on word and performance to present a film that affectionately interrogates the levels of Shakespeare’s genius.
“Here is a film to treasure” Roger Ebert, The Chicago Sun Times