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USA, 1978 (MIFF 1978)

Director: Orson Welles

Sitting at the moviola, Orson Welles runs through scenes from his 1951 film, Othello, gives his interpretation of the play, and tells of the difficulties he encountered in producing the film.

He is |oined in discussion by Hilton Edwards and the late Michael MacLiammoir (who played lago in the film) After a screening of Othello at the University of Chicago, Welles fields questions from students Finally, Welles says wistfully that he wishes he were about to embark on making Othello, rather than re-living the experience after 27 years.

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