For 30 years, Terry Gilliam struggled to make a screen adaptation of Don Quixote, including an abandoned attempt chronicled in Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe’s 2002 documentary Lost in La Mancha. Gilliam never gave up and neither did the documentarians. HE DREAMS OF GIANTS represents the culmination of all their efforts in an epic and poignant portrait. We watch Gilliam bring all his talent, obsession and humor to confronting self-doubt, the pressure to compromise and the need to realize a long-held dream.
"...a moody plunge into the anguish of the artistic process...
By the end of this movie you’ll realize
that Gilliam’s struggles are humanity’s struggles." - The Guardian
"Brilliant...insightful...excels at capturing the moment to moment
rush and collaborative energy of film production..." - Indiewire
"A gorgeously made, completely captivating deconstruction of one man’s
artistic process and the lengths one will go to exorcise their proverbial demons
...an absolute achievement."
- Criterion Cast
"Unexpectedly joining the impending release of Michael Apted’s “63 Up”
as one of those extraordinarily powerful
cinematic uses of time, Fulton and Pepe
...create a dynamic profile of an artist working against the growing limitations of age..."
- Moveable Fest
A DARWIN FILMS AND LOW KEY PICTURES PRODUCTION
IN ASSOCIATION WITH CORNICHE MEDIA AND FIKREE FILMS “HE DREAMS OF GIANTS”
CO-PRODUCER ALEX DUNNET EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS HANI FARSI ALI FIKREE
OMAR FIKREE ARI IOANNIDES ORIGINAL SCORE BY JACASZEK
SUPERVISING EDITOR JANUS BILLESKOV JANSEN EDITED BY BILL HILFERTY NYNEVE MINNEAR
SOUND DESIGN AND MIXING MICHAEL KOWALSKI SAM FAN CINEMATOGRAPHY LOU PEPE JEREMY ROYCE
PRODUCED BY LUCY DARWIN AND KEITH FULTON DIRECTED BY KEITH FULTON AND LOU PEPE