The filmmaker will present his latest film, "The man who killed Don Quixote," for the first time in Mexico.
British-American director Terry Gilliam, classic creator Monty Python and The Holy Grail, Time bandit, The Adventure of the Baron Munchausen and Brazil, honored in the seventh edition of the Los Cabos International Film Festival, which began its activities last Wednesday night.
"I am very happy to be in Mexico, this is a very lively and passionate country. I like it very much, thanks a lot for the festival for inviting me, I feel a little nervous, I will take this award and I hope I will not return for 20 year, "said the director when he received an award for his career.
He also expressed his admiration for Mexican filmmakers who triumphed in Hollywood: "I feel very respectful and admire Alfonso Cuarón, (Alejandro González) Iñárritu and (Guillermo) Del Toro, it's fair that now I come for prizes here," he said clearly . Happy
The director aired the film at this year's Cannes Film Festival The man who killed Don Quixote, which takes 20 years to materialize and eight efforts between legal and aesthetic disputes. The free version of filmmakers will be the first weekend in Mexico in Los Cabos.
Manuscript from The man who killed Don Quixote He is ambitious. This is a modern executive, played at the time by American star Johnny Depp, who was transported to the seventeenth century and confused by Don Quixote as Sancho Panza. Since the beginning of preproduction, in 1998, this film predicted bad times and it took Gilliam two years to get funding.
When filming began in Spain, in September 2000, the real problem began. Veteran French actor Jean Rochefort, in the role of Don Quixote, was paralyzed with pain with a prostate infection that he contracted in the first days of filming. This and other shooting anecdotes will be told by the filmmaker at the main address.
At the opening ceremony, the award was also given to the director of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Piers Handling, for his contribution to the history of cinema through making one of the most important film meetings in the world.
Before giving it a difference, a video was played in which Alfonso Cuarón highlighted the hard work of Handling, which for more than 30 years has been searching for exhibitions and screenings of Hollywood and experimental films.
Taking a microphone, Handling explained: "This is very special to me. Here, in Mexico, I have great friends like Alfonso (Cuarón) and I know great people like Alejandro Iñárritu, and other people I love very much and I want them to be here. Thank you to the Los Cabos festival for this invitation. "
In turn, Maru Garzón Polanco and Alejandra Paulín Albor, the artistic directors and executives of the meeting, respectively, highlighted the enthusiasm and achievements of Piers Handling, who was at the head of TIFF.
The Langer Parade, Darío Yazbek Bernal, Stephanie Cayo and Julio Bracho, among other actors, filmmakers, writers, and producers from Mexico, the United States and Canada, paraded along the long red carpet for the premiere.
The first film was given by Favorite, the latest film by controversial Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, which won applause at Gala.