A simply wonderful Indian version of Othello. Not only is the film faithful to the story and to the Indian environment, but the acting, shots and production were arresting. I'm thinking especially of a particular shot in the rain in front of the train and, of course, that last shot. This is a director I will be looking for more from ... and am delighted to know he's got two more Shakespeare adaptations for me to see.
19-year-old Sophie has resigned herself to a drab life in her family's hat shop ... until she is cursed by an evil witch to have an 90-year-old body. She leaves home and goes searching for a way to break the spell. In the countryside she comes upon Howl's strange moving castle which walks about on large chicken legs.
Howl is the young wizard who owns the castle and Sophie soon becomes part of the household as the housekeeper. As she…