Whether Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” makes it to its planned debut as the closing film of this year’s Cannes Film Festival is a matter for the courts at the moment, but while we’re waiting we can check out a new trailer for it that has just gone online.
The clip follows a statement recently release by Alfama Films Productions which says it has: “permission to obtain a writ against the Cannes Film Festival and will ask the president of the Paris District Court to impose a ban on the screening of the film… for legal reasons, this film cannot be exploited in any way without pre-agreement from Alfama Films Production.”
The film is the subject of a tussle between producer Paul Branco and Gilliam over the rights to the project – the contract gave Branco rights in exchange for funding the project, but Gilliam claims the contract is void because Branco’s funding never came and he had to get the financing elsewhere.
Branco is reportedly demanding a hearing on May 7th, the day before Cannes begins, to settle the dispute over whether or not the film can premiere at the event.
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