Archive of films Man Who Killed Don Quixote / The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Spain / Belgium / Portugal / United Kingdom
2018, 132 min

Section: Horizons
Year: 2018

Toby used to be an idealistic film student; today he is a cynical director of commercials. When, after ten years, he visits the picturesque hamlet where he shot his student project about Don Quixote, he discovers to his horror that the film changed the inhabitants’ lives beyond recognition. But separating fact from fiction won’t be all that easy.


It took 29 years but it’s finally here. After several unsuccessful attempts to shoot a project based on the story of Don Quixote (as described in the successful documentary Lost in La Mancha), Terry Gilliam returns at the peak of his game and with a dream fulfilled. His Quixote is a rattled old shoemaker named Javier (Jonathan Pryce), who once played the well-known knight in a student film – and years later started to believe he really was this character. When the movie's director Toby (Adam Driver) chances to turn up in his village, Javier thinks it’s Sancho Panza, and together they embark on an absurd journey through the Spanish countryside. Will Toby survive the madness of his Don Quixote?

Nikola Paggio

About the director

Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam (b. 1940, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA). Selected filmography: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Time Bandits (1981), Brazil (1985), The Fisher King (1991), Twelve Monkeys (1995), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009), The Zero Theorem (2013), The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018)


AQS a.s.
Na Klikovce 7/367, 140 00, Praha 4
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 221 436 100
E-mail: [email protected]

30, rue Moret, 75011, Paris
Tel: +33 951 474 344
E-mail: [email protected]

Please accept Marketing cookies to watch the video

About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Horizons
Director: Terry Gilliam
Screenplay: Terry Gilliam, Tony Grisoni
Dir. of Photography: Nicola Pecorini
Music: Roque Baños
Editor: Teresa Font, Lesley Walker
Art Director: Alejandro Fernández, Eduardo Hidalgo hijo, Gabriel Liste
Producer: Mariela Besuievsky, Amy Gilliam, Gerardo Herrero, Grégoire Melin
Production: Kinology
Cast: Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Stellan Skarsgård, Olga Kurylenko, Joana Ribeiro
Sales: Kinology
Distributor: AQS a.s.


Terry Gilliam

Andrea Metcalfe


Grégoire Melin

Producer, Sales Agent

Joana Ribeiro



© 2024 FILM SERVIS FESTIVAL KARLOVY VARY, a.s. [email protected] +420 221 411 011 All contacts

AccommodationsAccommodations Festival Pass, tickets, reservationsFestival Pass, tickets
HistoryHistory ContactsContacts
Archive of filmsArchive of films KVIFF TalksKVIFF Talks
Industry Days Programme 2021Industry Days Programme KVIFF Eastern PromisesKVIFF Eastern Promises
VideogalleryVideogallery PhotogalleryPhotogallery
ContactsContacts Posters of the 57th KV IFFPosters of the 57th KV IFF
HistoryHistory Festival GuideFestival Guide