Someone to Love (1987 film)

Someone to Love is a 1987 comedy film directed by Henry Jaglom. It was Orson Welles' final live action film appearance, released after his death but produced before his voice-over in The Transformers: The Movie, his final film performance.

Someone to Love
Directed byHenry Jaglom
Written byHenry Jaglom
Produced byMichael Jaglom
M.H. Simonson
Judith Wolinsky
StarringOrson Welles
Henry Jaglom
Andrea Marcovicci
Michael Emil
Distributed byCastle Hill Productions Inc.
Release date
  • 1987 (1987)
Running time
111 minutes
CountryUnited States

The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


The film is a pseudo-documentary about a filmmaker who throws a Valentine's Day party at an old theater that is about to be demolished. The filmmaker invites numerous single friends, including his brother, the real estate agent who sold the theater to a developer who is going to build a modern shopping mall, to the party and then quizzes them on camera about their lives, failed relationships, intimacy issues, and loneliness.


See alsoEdit

  • Your Name Here – a 2015 Canadian docufiction film directed by B. P. Paquette featuring dozens of amateur actors and that examines the art and craft of movie acting, and the desire for movie stardom.
  • Hello Cinema – a 1995 Iranian docufiction film directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf that shows various everyday people being auditioned and explaining their reason for wanting to act in a film.
  • Filming Othello – a 1978 documentary film directed by and starring Orson Welles about the making of his award-winning 1952 production Othello.
  • F for Fake – the last major film completed by Orson Welles, who directed, co-wrote, and starred in the film, which is loosely a documentary that operates in several different genres and has been described as a kind of film essay.


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Someone to Love". Retrieved 2009-07-23.

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