Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote set for UK release

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Finally: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is being lined up for an early 2020 release in the UK.

The story of Terry Gilliam’s attempt to bring The Man Who Killed Don Quixote to the big screen is pretty well known. He originally started shooting the film in 2000, but that version fell apart in the midst of significant difficulties. Those difficulties then made a film of their own, the outstanding documentary Lost In La Mancha.

However, over the course of the next 15 years or so, Gilliam made many attempts to start again. And finally, in March 2017, filming started over, with Adam Driver and Jonathan Pryce leading the cast.

The film premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, before finding itself mired in legal difficulties that slowed its subsequent release. As such, whilst the BFI held a screening of the film this September in London, a wider UK release to date hasn’t happened.

Well, until now. Sparky Pictures now has the UK distribution rights to the movie, and it’s been confirmed that the film will land in British cinemas on 31st January 2020. Ahead of that, an ‘event’ cinema screening with a live Terry Gilliam Q&A will be shown in cinemas around the UK on 23rd January 2020.

Tickets will be going on sale shortly…

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