David Fincher / US, 2020 / 131 min.
Behind every great director was a strong screenwriter in the Golden Age of Hollywood. In his first long feature film since 2014, David Fincher explores the making of the American film classic Citizen Kane and the collaboration between Herman J. Mankiewicz and Orson Welles. Mank depicts the tension between the author and pre-war Hollywood. With Gary Oldman and Tom Burke in the lead roles.
The film is both a tribute to and a searing portrait of pre-war Hollywood, where studio tycoons like Louis B. Mayer and Irving Thalberg had absolute power.