[cert 12, 124 mins]

Parker’s first feature is a highly engaging film of Shakespeare’s domestic tragedy. Iago (Kenneth Branagh) convinces Othello, the Moor of Venice (Laurence Fishburne) that his wife, Desdemona has been unfaithful. Iago is a manipulative character with his own agenda. A plot of jealousy and rage transpires in this classic Shakespearean tale.

Director:Oliver Parker

Starring:Laurence Fishburne, Kenneth Branagh

Level:AS, A2, GCSE

Subjects:Drama, English, Media Studies

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