Don Quixote - Preview
Preview by Jack Foley
MR Bongo Films is delighted to announce the release of the highly acclaimed Don Quixote, the legendary adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes’ classic novel from renowned Russian director Grigori Kozintse.
Don Quixote, made in 1957, is the first version of the novel in colour and cinemascope. Shot on location in the Crimean region it stars one of Soviet cinema’s finest actors Nikolai Cherkasov (Alexander Nevsky, Ivan the Terrible) and will be released on DVD on September 24, 2012.
After years spent reading books of chivalry, a middle-aged Spanish gentleman is convinced that he is the real-life knight-errant, Don Quixote de la Mancha.
To this end, he commissions his battered horse Rocinante to be his steed and appoints fellow Manchegan Sancho Panza (Yuri Tolubeyev – Hamlet) to be his reluctant squire. Both Knight and Squire find themselves living anachronisms in 16th Century Spain, subject to constant humiliation and frequent defeat; safeguarded only by Sancho’s good humour and Quixote’s mad zeal.
Kozintsev crafts a film of comparable visual richness and poetic wit.
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Running time: 102mins
UK DVD Release: September 24, 2012