|Directed by||Alexander Abela|
William Shakespeare (based on Othello)
|Music by||Deborah Mollison|
|November 6, 2004 (Amiens International Film Festival)|
Carlos (based on Shakespeare's Cassio) is a young Spanish student searching for the renowned Senegalese poet Souli, who may be the last griot to possess the "Thiossan tale". Souli, based on Othello, is working as a fisherman and living with a young French woman Mona (based on Desdemona). Abela's version of the villainous Iago is French trader Yann, who, helped by his girlfriend Abi, plots to destroy the lives of Souli and Mona.
- Eduardo Noriega as Carlos
- Aurélien Recoing as Yann
- Makena Diop as Souli
- Fatou N'Diaye as Abi
- Jeanne Antebi as Mona
Distribution and reception
Souli played at festivals including the 2004 Montreal World Film Festival and the 2005 Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival. In 2005, it was nominated for the Grand Prix at the Paris Film Festival.
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