"Citizen Kane" is a drama film directed by Orson Welles, and released in 1941. It is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made, and is known for its innovative use of cinematography, music, and storytelling. The film follows the life of Charles Foster Kane, a newspaper magnate, and is told through a series of flashbacks after his death. It is known for its complex and nonlinear narrative structure, as well as its well-developed characters and themes of power, corruption, and loneliness. It has been highly praised by critics and has won numerous awards, including an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.