Orson Welles lost film set for release January 24, 2011 Orson Welles’ last masterpiece set for cinema release? Orson Welles’ lost masterpiece The Other Side of the Wind may now see the light of day Filmed in 1972 by Welles, the film is reportedly near completion. The Other Side of the Wind portrays the last hours of an ageing film director. Welles is said to have told John Huston, who plays the lead role: “It’s about a bastard director… full of himself, who catches people and creates and destroys them. It’s about us, John.” The unedited film has been hidden away in a vault until now amid doubts that it could ever be shown.