This is my favorite film version of a Shakespeare play, would love to see it again, join me.
Description(Italy/France, 1952) Director: Orson Welles. Screenplay by Orson Welles, based on the play by William Shakespeare. Cast: Orson Welles, Micheál MacLiammóir, Suzanne Cloutier, Robert Coote.
Cinestudio’s year of Shakespeare on film continues with a newly restored, fantastically improbable masterpiece directed by and starring Orson Welles (Citizen Kane, Touch of Evil)! Plagued by financial troubles, it took Othello three years to be completed, shooting whenever there was enough money, in Morocco, Venice, Tuscany and Rome. The challenges only inspired Welles to call on his impressive creativity, ending up with a film that not captures all of the play’s darkness and betrayal, but one of the few Shakespearean adaptations where the images are as unforgettable as the words. Winner of the Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival. “Othello has been filmed numerous times, but never with such extraordinary visual grace and power.” Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune.
General Admission: $9.00Admission with Friends of Cinestudio Card: $7.00Admission for Seniors over 62: $7.00
Students from any school, with student ID: $7.00