France/Italy/Morocco – 1 hr 30 min
1951 · d. Orson Welles Reviews
Starring Orson Welles, Micheal MacLiammoir, Robert Cooke, Suzanne Cloutier
Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army, is consumed by jealousy when his treacherous ensign, Iago, convinces him of his young wife’s infidelity. Drawing from Shakespeare and pulp cinema alike, Orson Welles’s Grand Prix-winning adaptation plays like a medieval film noir—hypercinematic, bathed in shadow, thick with corruption and moral frailty.