A film by Orson Welles

Soon after the release of MACBETH, Orson Welles decided to adapt another Shakespeare play, Othello. The film’s shoot was fraught with pitfalls, including a bankrupted producer and unforeseen cast changes, leading Welles to suspend filming several times. The result is an astounding and breathtakingly beautiful adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy: the actor-director glorifies each shot of his Othello with clever contrasts between shadow and light, earning a well-deserved Palme d’Or in Cannes in 1952.


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93 mins

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