OTHELLO

OTEL·LO

By Hammudi AL-RAHMOUN

CORTE Y CONFECCIÓN DE PELÍCULAS S.L. - as PROD

First film - Completed 2013

An unscrupulous director able to manipulate his actors’ real life so the passions, intrigues and jealousy of his Othello astoundingly look true in the screen.

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San Sebastian FF 2013
Made in Spain
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • First film, Documentary, Black comedy
    • Countries
    • SPAIN
    • Languages
    • CATALAN, SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 71 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hammudi AL-RAHMOUN
    • Writer(s)
    • Hammudi AL-RAHMOUN
    • Producer(s)
    • Sergi CASAMITJANA (Escándalo Films), Lita ROIG (Escándalo Films), Oriol MAYMÓ (Corte y Confección de Películas)
    • Synopsis
    • Hammudi Al-Rahmoun Font recalls his first experience facing a cast of actors, the feeling of power in
      front of the interpreters’ fragility, and the subsequent sadomasochist relationship that can be established
      between both, as a key factor to conceiving Otel.lo.
      The legacy of Welles, who already pursued this Shakespeare’s to experiment with hybrids forms (Filming Othello), is revived by Al-Rahmoun in a selfreflective essay about porosities linking the reality and the fiction: in this case it’s an unscrupulous director able to manipulate his actors’ real life so the passions, intrigues and jealousy of his Othello astoundingly look true in the screen.
      However, the aesthetical achievements resulting from this dissolution of borders carry some inevitable, severe consequences.
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