AGGIORNAMENTO DEL 6.4.2018
In un comunicato stampa i produttori del film di Terry Gilliam hanno chiarito che la causa tra Paulo Branco e il regist anon influirà sulla distribuzione del film ed hanno anche annunciato che il film sarà presto in uno dei festival più prestigiosi.
E’, nei fatti, una conferma della prima mondiale al Festival di Cannes che il film ha sempre cercato.
Buone e cattive notizie per il tanto atteso e a lungo rimandato film di Terry Gilliam, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.
Paulo Branco ha fatto causa ai nuovi produttori, sostenendo di avere dei diritti sul film. Questo forse impedirà il suo debutto al Festival di Cannes.
In ogni caso il film è pronto e oggi è stato rilasciato il primo trailer.
Once upon a time, Toby was an idealistic young film student. His great achievement, a lyrical re-working of the Don Quixote story set in a quaint old Spanish village. But that was then; these days he is a jaded, arrogant and over-sexed commercials director. Money and glamour have derailed him, and now he juggles his boss’s wife Jacqui, a biblical storm and his own ego as he tries to complete a new commercial shoot in Spain. Until a mysterious Gypsy approaches him with an ancient copy of Toby’s student film: Toby is moved and sets off to find the little village where he made his primary opus all those years ago. To Toby’s horror, his little film has had a terrible effect on the sleepy village; Angelica, the young girl who was innocence personified, now works as a high class call-girl, and the old man who played Quixote has now gone completely mad, believing he really is the ‘Knight of the Mournful Countenance’. A series of accidents leads to a fire that threatens to destroy the village. The police come for Toby, but he is ‘rescued’ by the deluded old man, who, mistaking him for his loyal squire Sancho, leads Toby away into the countryside on the quest for his perfect lady, Dulcinea. On their quest, Toby comes face to face with demons, both real and imagined, modern and medieval. Damsels are rescued, jousts are fought, giants are slain and women have beards! Reality and fantasy blur on this bizarre road trip which leads to a phantasmagorical finale.
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote è interpretato da Jonathan Pryce, Adam Driver, Olga Kurylenko e Stellan Skarsgård.