Music directorDeborah Mollison Duration LanguageFrench, Malagasy
Release dateNovember 6, 2004 (Amiens International Film Festival) WriterAlexander Abela, William Shakespeare (based on "Othello") CastEduardo Noriega (Carlos), Aurelien Recoing (Yann), Fatou NDiaye (Abi), Oumar Makena Diop (Souli), Jeanne Antebi (Mona) Similar moviesWilliam Shakespeare wrote the story for Souli and Othello
Souli and Mona want to liberate their fishing village from Yanns domination, but the village relies on Yanns ice business. To end his reign, Mona invents an ice-making machine to put him out of business.
Souli is a 2004 Malagasy drama film written and directed by Alexander Abela and based on William Shakespeares Othello. It follows Abelas 1999 film Makibefo, an adaptation of Macbeth.
Carlos (based on Shakespeares 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). Abelas 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
Aurelien Recoing as Yann
Makena Diop as Souli
Fatou NDiaye as Abi
Jeanne Antebi as Mona
William Shakespeare wrote the story for Souli and Othello. Dance Craze (1981). Lost in Siberia (1991). Alexander Abela directed Souli and wrote the screenplay for Zarafa. The Assassin of the Tsar (1991).
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.