Orson Welles’ Othello 10/17/17

The Criterion Collection

Charlie Largent charts the chaos surrounding Orson Welles’s years-in-the-making 1952 production of Othello, which nevertheless survives as a visionary work of art and one of the great director’s finest films. Filmed in and around Morocco, Venice and Rome; with Suzanne Cloutier and Micheál MacLiammóir as the unknowable Iago, whose race-baiting demagogue feels unnervingly contemporary. On Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection.