TheTrial

The Trial

The Trial plays with the confusion and alienation of its main character (Anthony Perkins) too well. It’s so effective that the viewer is confused and alienated almost to the point of disengaging. But what keeps you there, connected with the film, is the artistic eye of the director Orson Welles. From long takes to quick-cutting mood-building sequences, each shot is crafted with an eye of an architect.