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Othelo, The Great


Feature Documentary

  • Open captions in-person Open Captions



Sebastião Bernardes de Souza Prata, Grande Otelo, was one of Brazil’s greatest actors and comedians, using the spotlight to shape his own narrative and discuss the institutional racism that haunted him for eight decades, two dictatorships and over a hundred films.

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Directors Spotlight

A black-and-white picture of a man named Lucas Rossi Dos Santos. He has a thick dark mustache, beard, and curly hair, with several stands spiking in different directions. He wears a cheetah print button down top, dark sunglasses, and pursed faint smile against an outdoor background.

Lucas H. Rossi dos Santos


Lucas H. Rossi is a black director based in Rio de Janeiro. Together, his short films “Vestido de Myriam” (2017), “Ser Feliz no Vão” (2020) and “Atordoado, Eu Permaneço Atento” (2020) add up to almost 300 official selections around the world. He produced series and features such as “Eu Sou Maria”, “Malês”, “Canastra Suja”, “Candelária”, “Vizinhos”, “A Morte Habita à Noite” (Rotterdam Festival 2020), among others, in addition to award-winning shorts such as “At the end of the conversation, they say goodbye with a hug”, “Repulsa”, “Auto-falo” and “Último Domingo”.

  • Runtime 83 minutes
  • Country Brazil
  • Language Portuguese
  • Director Lucas H. Rossi dos Santos
  • Executive Producer Ailton Franco Jr.
  • Producer Ailton Franco Jr.
  • Screenwriter Lucas H. Rossi dos Santos
  • Sound Design Waldir Xavier
  • Cast Grande Otelo, Zezé Motta
  • Co Producer Globo Filmes, Globo News, Canal Brasil, Riofilme, BARAÚNA
  • Editor Willem Dias - AMC, Lucas H. Rossi dos Santos
  • Music Geraldinho Magalhães, Ori Musiclab
  • Premiere North America

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