The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
2019 | Terry Gilliam | Spain | English | CC available upon request | 132 min | NR
Toby, a cynical advertising director, finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker 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?
“Witty, goofy, and glorious, THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE is Terry Gilliam’s best film in two decades.” — Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com
“Adam Driver brings a Nicolas Cage-esque zeal to his terrifically loony performance as Toby.” — Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
“More than just a cinematic joyride, however, Gilliam is offering a commentary on the exploitative nature of filmmaking; a critique of Hollywood as colonising force.” — Keva York, ABC News (Australia)
“A film suffused with a love of art, and of those who would dare to make it.” — Karen Han, Slate