Hammudi Al-Rahmoun Font recalls his first experience facing a cast of actors, the feeling of power in front of the interpreter’s fragility, and the subsequent sadomasochist relationship that can be established between both, as a key factor to conceiving Othello. The legacy of Orson Welles, who already pursued this Shakespeare’s to experiment with hybrids forms (Filming Othello), is revived by Al-Rahmoun in a self-reflective 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.
Ella necessita que tu portis la iniciativa i portar la iniciativa vol dir: penetrar Iago
Ann M. Perelló
Born 1990 in Muro, her beloved village in Mallorca. In 2008 Ann (Maria Antonia nickname) moved to Barcelona to study Civil Engineering and subsequently initiated studies of Dramatic Art. It is, but in 2011 when she decides she wants to fight only for her passion and vocation: acting. She defines herself as a hardworking actress with many desires of continuing learning and walking.
Youcef Allaoui Ouadi was born on July 8, 1983 in Berkane, Morocco. At the age of 13 he emigrated with his family to Manlleu, Catalonia. He currently lives in Vic where he works as a psychologist and a social care worker. Despite having not experience in the interpretation, Youcef makes debut in the world of the cinema (as good part of the team of the film), with surprising solvency, with the film Othello.
Born in Barcelona in 1983. With Catalan parents and Galician and Aragonese grandparents, he grows in Gràcia's neighborhood. At age 9 he had his first experience on camera, starring in a TV commercial. He enrolled at the Universitat of Barcelona, who eventually left for lack of motivation. It is finally in the hands of Al-Rahmoun Font Hammudi when he makes debut with Othello.
Hammudi Al-Rahmoun Font was born in Barcelona in 1979. Son of a Syrian father and a Catalonian mother, Hammudi spent his childhood between Barcelona and Saudi Arabia. He graduated at the Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya (ESCAC) in 2003, where he teaches at present. After completing a practical training based on small formats (shorts that explore passages between the reality and the fiction), Hammudi Al-Rahmoun has just made his feature film debut with Othello, a film in which he deepens, from the vantage point of black humour, in the often sinister relationships between life and art.
"Dona, perjura, tu em fas de pedra el cor" Otel·lo
Participation in the section Catalan Authoring of the 3rd edition of the festival specializing in independent film and author, organized by Noucinemart, creators of BAFF and Cineambigú. From April 25 to May 2, 2013 in Barcelona.
Participation in the Official Selection of the 3rd edition of 'biggest online film festival', competing with the most interesting spanish and latin american unreleased films of the year. From 22th of March till the 22th of April, the whole lenghts of the film online in Filmin.
Participation to the Official Section of 8 ª edition of the ÉCU, dedicated to the discovery and promotion of the best filmmakers independent from Europe, compared by many as the European Sundance. From March 29 to March 31, 2013 in Paris.
Participation to the section of new creation The New Waves, destined to new values and to the most restless looks of the European contemporary cinema, bet of the new director of the festival José Luis Cienfuegos. From November 2 to November 10, 2012 in Seville.
"I més i més i més... I què? Acabarem follant?" Desdèmona
Photographs by Román Yñán
Pau Loewe has worked many years in the field of special effects (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy) but always has combined with music. To Othello what is his first opportunity to compose the soundtrack for a feature film.
THE MIXING AND SOUND DESIGN
Ferran Mengod (El truco del manco, Yo soy la Juani) and Jordi Ribas Surís (Honor de Cavalleria, Tres dies amb la família) in the sound mix by Ricard Casals, a real institution of catalan cinema (Pa negre, Jamón Jamón, Innisfree).
THE COLOR CORRECTION
With cinematographer Pau Esteve Birba (Barcelona, 1981), recently awarded with the prize at Sundance World Cinema Documentary Cinematography Award for his work on Who is Dayani Cristal?, a film by Gael García Bernal and Marc Silver.
Designed by Duró, the poster reinterprets Shakespeare's classic focused on the issue of jealousy and what about the frenetic vision of director. The study, based in Barcelona, enjoys a long history of creating graphic identities for film.
The main source for the development of the film's script: this copy edited by the Theatre Institute of Barcelona in 1979 for the Popular Collection of Universal Classical Theatre, translated by Josep Maria de Segarra in 1945.
"És Shakespeare!" Roderigo