Keswick Film Club - Lost in La Mancha

Sunday 16th March 5:30 PM

Lost in La Mancha 

Director: Keith Fulton Country: UK
Cert: 15 Year: 2002 Length: 93 mins Language: English

Audience Reaction

Score: 51.06% Attendance: 82

Synopsis

Two years ago Terry Gilliam turned up in Spain with £22m, hoping to realise his lifelong ambition of filming Don Quixote. The shoot turned into a disaster and Fulton & Pepe were there to record this compelling fly-on-the wall documentary. The relentless stream of shear bad luck unfolds as a hilarious comedy of catastrophe, and we are left sympathising with Gilliam's assertion that there is a jinx on Cervantes' book - after all, it consumed the last 20 years of Orson Welles' life with little to show for it. It is heartbreaking to see how, despite Gilliam's adapting to adversity, it all comes to nought. Let's hope he gets another chance - he's the right man for the job, after all.

Critics

open_quote The tantalising vision of an unmade masterpiece close_quote Nick Dawson, Empire


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