Twenty-eight years after production began, Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” will surprisingly be celebrating its world premiere in Cannes – as well as Lars von Trier’s “The House That Jack Built”. With that the pardoned director has been pardoned.
The management of the Cannes Film Festival announced on Thursday (April 19, 2018) that they have included some newcomers in the program. Among them, especially two (troubled for different reasons) high-caliber listen up: “12 Monkeys” director and Monty Python member Terry Gilliam will actually be his ” The Man Who Killed Don Quixote “As a graduation film (out of competition) imagine – the work has been in production for 18 years! Recently threatened a cinema release in a legal dispute with the former producer Paulo Branco bitter failure. Apparently, one has agreed shortly before the gate is finally closed. A week ago, when festival director Thierry Fremaux unveiled the official Cannes 2018 program, “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” was missing. German theatrical release is the 6th of September 2018.
Anyway, it’s a miracle that Gilliam’s adventure road movie with Jonathan Pryce (as Don Quixote), Adam Driver . Stellan Skarsgard and Olga Kurylenko was completed at all. The last word fell last year in June. Gilliam started filming with Frenchman Jean Rochefort as Don Quixote in 2000, but a major affair, weather and financial difficulties plunged the prestige project into stark chaos, which Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe wrote in their 2002 documentary ” Lost In La Mancha “Lit up. Meanwhile, several attempts to revive Gilliam’s Sisyphus project have failed – with actors such as Johnny Depp, Ian Holm, Christopher Eccleston, Gerard Depardieu, Jack O’Connell, John Hurt, and Michael Palin, all of whom play in the film over time should.
Lars von Trier returns to Cannes
The second Cannes bang is the return of the Danish director-enfant terribles Lars from Trier ( “Antichrist” “Nymph () manic” ), the 2011 after his notorious “Hitler press conference” to “Melancholia” hunted in shame and dishonor from the farm and declared “persona non grata”. But Fremaux and his comrades pardoned Trier now and let his serial killer thriller ” The House That Jack Built “(With Matt Dillon, Uma Thurman, Bruno Ganz and Elvis’s granddaughter Riley Keough) as a sign of reconciliation after seven years of exile at the world’s most important festival launching out of competition. A German theatrical release is not yet known.
The Cannes Film Festival will take place this year from 8 to 19 May. FILMSTARTS is back with two local editors to report.