The latest film from Terry Gilliam finally arrives on-screen after an appropriately epic series of hardships. First conceived in 1989, it was delayed by financing difficulties until 1998. Shooting began in 2000, only to be derailed by weather, illness, and insurance issues. Finally, in 2016, Gilliam was able to secure his budget and cast, and this film was made. At long last we are proud to present it to you in a limited engagement.
About THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE:
Toby (Adam Driver), a cynical advertising director, finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker (Jonathan Pryce) 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?
“It is an intensely personal piece of filmmaking, a movie shot through with sneaky, unruly pleasures and no small poignancy.” – Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
“Witty, goofy, and glorious, Terry Gilliam’s best film in two decades.” – Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com
“A film suffused with a love of art, and of those who would dare to make it.” – Karen Han, Slate