• Drama
  • Rated: K7,PG,16,12,T
  • Director: Orson Welles
  • Writer: Jean Sacha, Orson Welles, William Shakespeare
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Gloriously cinematic despite its tiny budget, Orson Welles’s Othello is a testament to the filmmaker’s stubborn willingness to pursue his vision to the ends of the earth. Unmatched in his passionate identification with Shakespeare’s imagination, Welles brings his inventive visual approach to this enduring tragedy of jealousy, bigotry, and rage, and also gives a towering performance as the Moor of Venice, alongside Suzanne Cloutier as the innocent Desdemona, and Micheál MacLiammóir as the scheming Iago. Shot over the course of three years in Italy and Morocco and plagued by many logistical problems, this fiercely independent film joins Macbeth and Chimes at Midnight in making the case for Welles as the cinema’s most audacious interpreter of the Bard.
  • Drama
  • Rated: K7,PG,16,12,T
  • Director: Orson Welles
  • Writer: Jean Sacha, Orson Welles, William Shakespeare

  • Orson Welles
    Michel Macliammir
    Suzanne Cloutier
    Robert Coote
    Hilton Edwards
    Michael Lawrence
    Fay Compton
    Nicholas Bruce
    Jean Davis
    Joan Fontaine
    Joseph Cotten
    Michael Laurence
    Micheál Macliammóir
    Doris Dowling
    Robert Rietty

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  • (1951)

  • Drama
  • Rated: K7,PG,16,12,T
  • Director: Orson Welles
  • Writer: Jean Sacha, Orson Welles, William Shakespeare

Synopsis

Gloriously cinematic despite its tiny budget, Orson Welles’s Othello is a testament to the filmmaker’s stubborn willingness to pursue his vision to the ends of the earth. Unmatched in his passionate identification with Shakespeare’s imagination, Welles brings his inventive visual approach to this enduring tragedy of jealousy, bigotry, and rage, and also gives a towering performance as the Moor of Venice, alongside Suzanne Cloutier as the innocent Desdemona, and Micheál MacLiammóir as the scheming Iago. Shot over the course of three years in Italy and Morocco and plagued by many logistical problems, this fiercely independent film joins Macbeth and Chimes at Midnight in making the case for Welles as the cinema’s most audacious interpreter of the Bard.

Starring
  • Orson Welles
    Michel Macliammir
    Suzanne Cloutier
    Robert Coote
    Hilton Edwards
    Michael Lawrence
    Fay Compton
    Nicholas Bruce
    Jean Davis
    Joan Fontaine
    Joseph Cotten
    Michael Laurence
    Micheál Macliammóir
    Doris Dowling
    Robert Rietty