Film screening followed by prerecorded Q&A footage with director Terry Gilliam.
Thursday 23 January, Aldgate | Bloomsbury | Canterbury | Colchester | Knutsford | Oxford | Richmond | Ripon | Sheffield | Victoria | Wimbledon
Terry Gilliam (The Fisher King, Brazil) returns with the realisation of one of his dream projects in this madcap reimagining of Don Quixote, as reality and fantasy blur on a bizarre road trip.
Once upon a time, Toby (Adam Driver) was an idealistic young film student. These days he is a jaded, arrogant and over-sexed commercials director. But Toby is moved to revisit the location of his student film, a retelling of Don Quixote.
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 (Jonathan Pryce) has gone completely mad, believing he really is the ‘Knight of the Mournful Countenance’.
Funny, poignant and elaborately staged, Gilliam's perseverance has paid off with this project thirty years in the making.