THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE
Film - CineMasters Competition Filmfest 2018

THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE

Directed by Terry Gilliam

Info

Director: Terry Gilliam
Section: CineMasters Competition
Country: Belgium, France, Portugal, Spain
Year: 2018
Language: English, Spanish
Version: Original version with German subtitles
Cast: Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Stellan Skarsgård, Olga Kurylenko, Joana Ribeiro
18+

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Logline

THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE

Toby, a cynical advertising director, finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself to be Don Quixote. In the course of their comic and increasingly surreal adventures, Toby is forced to confront the tragic repercussions of a film he made in his idealistic youth – a film that changed the hopes and dreams of a small Spanish village forever. Can Toby make amends and regain his humanity? Can Don Quixote survive his madness and imminent death? Or will love conquer all?

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Meet the director

THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE

Terry Gilliam

Terrence Vance Gilliam was born in Minneapolis in 1940. After studying political science at Occidental College in Los Angeles, he achieved fame as co-founder of the comedic troupe Monty Python, for which he made bizarre animated sketches. Since 1973, he has been married to make-up artist Margaret Weston. His first live-action film was MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (1975), which he co-directed with Terry Jones, followed by JABBERWOCKY (1977) and TIME BANDITS (1981). His BRAZIL (1985) was a kaleidoscopic dystopia; TWELVE MONKEYS (1995) and THE ZERO THEOREM (2013), which were shown at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, gave an even bleaker impression of the future. Gilliam is one of the world's best-known experts in anti-realistic cinema. He has adopted British citizenship.

Credits

Screenplay: Terry Gilliam, Tony Grisoni
Director of Photography: Nicola Pecorini
Film Editor: Teresa Font, Lesley Walker
Composer: Roque Baños
Production Designer: Benjamín Fernández
Costume Design: Lena Mossum
Sound: Andre Jacquemin Amps, Pierre Mertens, Thomas Gauder
Producer: Mariela Besuievsky, Gerardo Herrero, Amy Gilliam, Grégoire Melin, Sébastian Delloye
Production Company: Alacran Pictures, Tornasol Production, Kinology, Entre Chien et Loup, Ukbar Filmes, El Hombre Que Mató a Don Quijote AIE, Carisco Producciones AIE
Co-Producer: Pandora da Cunha Telles, Pablo Iraola
Co-Production Company: Recorded Picture Company
World Sales: Kinology
Distributor: Concorde Filmverleih GmbH