“The Man Who Killed Don Quixote”, one of the most anticipated projects of the cult director Terry Gilliam, will be presented for for the first time in Bulgaria within the framework of CineLibri 2018.
The official premiere will take place on October 16 in hall 1 of the NDK at 19:00 Before the screening, the winner of the festival's competition program will be announced, who will receive an award for best screenplay. Early-bird tickets with a 25% discount are now on sale. Spectators will have a chance to purchase discounted tickets for just two weeks, after which all remaining seats and price categories will go on sale in Hall 1 at NDK.
“The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” (2018) has kept all connoisseurs of cinema and literature in suspense for almost two decades now. After a series of incredible vicissitudes surrounding the filming of the film, which became an ode to the crazy creative passion, it will be broadcast in our country - a few weeks after its premiere at festivals such as Cannes, Melbourne and Karlovy Vary.
A few words about the plot: A cynical advertiser named Toby goes to Spain. While filming, he meets a gypsy woman who gives him a copy of some strange film. Toby sets out, but an old Spanish shoemaker, who imagines himself to be Don Quixote, mistakes him for the squire Sancho Panza. For the commercial director, illusion and reality become indistinguishable. En route from present-day London to 17th-century La Mancha, in the course of a comical and increasingly surreal adventure, Toby is forced to confront the tragic consequences of a film he made as a youth.
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is based on Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote, one of the most significant works in the history of world literature.The screenwriters of the film are Terry Gilliam and Tony Grissoni. The images of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza are entrusted to Jonathan Pryce and Adam Driver, in the other roles we will see Stellan Skarsgård, Olga Kurylenko, Sergi Lopez, Jordi Mola, Rossi de Palma and others.
The full composition of the festival jury is now clear, which includes five professionals with indisputable international recognition.
The fourth edition of the unique cinema-literary festival CineLibri will take place from October 10 to 24 and will offer over 300 screenings, 45 current film productions, many special guests, events and emotions.