Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane (1941) is widely considered to be one of the greatest films ever made. Directed, co-written, and produced by Orson Welles, it follows the story of Charles Foster Kane as he rises from a poor miner's son to become an influential media mogul in 20th-century America. The film was groundbreaking for its use of deep-focus cinematography, which gave audiences an unprecedented level of realism and depth within a single shot. It also experimented with nonlinear storytelling techniques that were relatively unheard of at the time.

In addition to being innovative technically, Citizen Kane explored complex themes such as loneliness, corruption, and power struggles between individuals or institutions. Its narrative style has been praised for its subtlety and complexity; viewers can draw their own conclusions about how they interpret characters' actions throughout the movie without being spoonfed any answers. This ambiguity has allowed Citizen Kane to remain relevant decades after its release; it continues to inspire filmmakers around the world who are attempting new ways of telling stories through cinema.