Court bid to ban Gilliam film from Cannes fails: festival

Cannes (France) (AFP) – A legal bid to stop the world premiere of Terry Gilliam’s disaster-plagued film “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” at Cannes has failed, the festival’s lawyers told AFP Wednesday.

The film’s former producer Paulo Branco had attempted to stop the movie closing the world’s top film festival next weekend.

But the Cannes’ lawyers and Gilliam’s producers told AFP that “we have won”, and the festival’s director Thierry Fremaux told reporters that “the court ruled in favour of ‘Don Quixote’ being screened”.

Monty Python founder Gilliam has struggled for nearly two decades to get the film, one of the most ill-fated in movie history, to the screen.