Othello (1965)


(out of 5)

Fans of Shakespeare will definitely want to take a look at this dramatic adaptation of the Bard’s tragedy, a highly superior film to the one Oliver Parker made in 1995.  gives an astoundingly good performance as the true hearted Moor who is turned against his beautiful wife Desdemona () by the conniving Iago (). Filmed with minimal backdrops to encourage a theatrical atmosphere, the film also emphasizes colourful lighting that enriches it as a cinematic experience. The acting is flawless, especially a very young but already strong Smith, and though it is lengthy, it is entertaining.

BHE Films, National Theatre of Great Britain Production

United Kingdom, 1965

Directed by

Based on the play by

Cinematography by 

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by Jocelyn Herbert

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1965

Golden Globe Awards 1965

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