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An Imaginary Tale (French: Une histoire inventée) is a 1990 Canadian drama film directed by André Forcier. The film was selected as the Canadian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 63rd Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[1]

Contents

1 Plot 2 Recognition 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Plot[edit] Toni (Nardi) is the director of a staged rendition of Othello in Montreal. It is a pet project of his, financed by his mafia uncle. Unbeknownst to him, the audiences are also rounded up and paid by the same uncle. Some of them have seen every performance of this tragic play, and are understandably bored, so when the backstage romantic events of the actors result in absurd situations onstage, the audience is delighted. There are a huge number of romantic situations going on in this film at the same time. One of them involves Gaston (Lapointe), a somewhat world-weary jazz musician, and Florence (Marleau), a glamorous middle-aged woman who has been pining for him for years. Another involves to members of the musician's jazz trio. Yet another involves the play's Desdemona, Soledad (Laurier), the girlfriend of the man playing Othello, who can't keep his hands off his dresser. She is also Florence's niece. Recognition[edit]

1991

Genie Award for Best Achievement in Direction - André Forcier - Nominated Genie Award for Best Motion Picture - Claudio Luca, Robin Spry - Nominated Genie Award for Best Original Screenplay - Jacques Marcotte, André Forcier - Nominated

1990

Montreal World Film Festival Most Popular Film - André Forcier - Nominated - Won Sudbury Cinefest Best Canadian Film - André Forcier - Won

See also[edit]

List of submissions to the 63rd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film List of Canadian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

References[edit]

^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

External links[edit]

Une histoire inventée on IMDb Une histoire inventée at AllMovie

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William Shakespeare's Othello

Characters

Othello Desdemona Iago Cassio Emilia Bianca Roderigo Brabantio Other characters

Source

Della descrittione dell’Africa (1550) by Leo Africanus "Un Capitano Moro" from Gli Hecatommithi (1565) by Giovanni Battista Giraldi Sampiero Corso

Opera and ballet adaptations

Otello (1816; opera) Otello (1887; opera) Othello (1892; overture) The Moor's Pavane (1949; ballet) Othello (1998; ballet score) Bandanna (1999; opera)

Films

1922 1951 1955 1965 1995

TV

1965 1981 1990 1994 2001

Stage adaptations

Masquerade (1835) Othello (1951) Catch My Soul (US; 1969) Catch My Soul (UK; 1970)

Film adaptations

Jubal (1956) All Night Long (1962) Catch My Soul (1974) Kaliyattam (1997) O (2001) Eloise (2002) Souli (2004) Omkara (2006) Jarum Halus (2008)

From Verdi

Otello (1906; film) Othello Ballet Suite/Electronic Organ Sonata No. 1 (1967; ballet suite) Otello (1986; film) The Othello Syndrome (2008; album)

Art

Othello

Phrases

"Beast with two backs"

Related

Othello error Filming Othello Red Velvet The Duke of Milan Love's Sacrifice Desdemona Goodnight Desdemona

Story within a story

Carnival (1921 film) Carnival (1931 film) The Deceiver (1931) Men Are Not Gods (1936) A Double Life (1947) Saptapadi (1961) The Dresser (1980 play) The Dresser (1983 film) An Imaginary Tale (1990) The Dresser (2015 film)

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