This came a little out of the blue today.
The first trailer for one of Adam’s new movies, due for release this year, has finally landed.
I’m thinking it will probably premier at Cannes if the French May release is correct on IMDB. Considering it was advertised profusely at Cannes in 2016 this is a fairly safe bet.
There’s no date for here in the UK yet.
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, directed by Terry Gilliam.
I’ve known about this film now for almost two years and it was hoped that it would make it to last years Cannes Film Festival but various things didn’t go as planned, so here we are, with a release finally in out sights!
I must admit I had to do a little research.
I have heard of ‘Don Quixote’ and ‘Man of La Mancha’ and Sancho Panza but never really took much interest.
Briefly…. and with the help of Wikipedia…. I found the following.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra had two ‘DonQuixote’ volumes published in 1605 and 1615 and they are considered to be the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age.
The story follows the adventures of Alonso Quixano who reads so many chivalric romances that he loses his sanity and decides to set out to revive chivalry and generally bring justice to the world under the name of Don Quixote de la Mancha. Along the way he recruits a simple farmer, Sancho Panza, as his squire.
In the course of their travels, they meet innkeepers, prostitutes, goatherders, soldiers, priests, escaped convicts and scorned lovers.
Don Quixote’s tendency to intervene violently in matters irrelevant to himself, and his habit of not paying debts, result in deprivation, injuries, and humiliations, with Sancho often the victim.
That story alone is worth a movie but Terry Gilliam has taken it a step further, modernised it and written ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ loosely based on the original ‘Don Quixote’.
An advertising executive jumps back and forth in time between 21st century London and 17th century La Mancha, where Don Quixote mistakes him for Sancho Panza.
My interest in the film is due to the fact that Adam Driver is playing Toby the advertising executive/Sancho Panza and I’ve been dying to see our first glimpse of the film.
So here it is, and it looks like it’s going to be a wonderful ride!!
Can I just point out that Adam, in period costume AND dancing, is literally going to be the death of me.
I better not have to wait much longer than May to see it here in the UK.
I think I might cry!!
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