This rarely screened Isak Dinesen adaptation by Orson Welles—his first release in color (1968), originally intended for a never-completed anthology film—is far from one of his most achieved works. But thematically and poetically it exemplifies his late lyrical manner, and it provides clues as to what his most treasured late project—another Dinesen adaptation called The Dreamers, for which he shot a few tests—might have looked like. Set in 19th-century Macao (though filmed modestly in France and Spain), this parablelike tale stars Welles as a lonely and selfish merchant who gets his Jewish secretary (Roger Coggio) to hire a courtesan (Jeanne Moreau) and a sailor (Norman Eshley) to reenact a story. It’s awkward yet exquisite.