BLACKWOOD INTERNATIONAL Presents an EL SILENCIO production DON QUIXOTE OF ORSON WELLES
Written, Directed & Narrated by ORSON WELLES Synopsis
With his faithful Sancho Panzo in tow, Don Quixote sets off to accomplish impossible feats in the name of his beloved Dulcinea. In Spain in the 1960's the same eccentric character conceived by Cervantes many centuries ago, wanders aimlessly from one end of the country to another.
Don Quixote and Sancho are in a Spain of fear and desolation, where the people cannot dare to be themselves, where they find their contemporary relief in the running of the bulls, in the festivals of Moors and Christians, in religions processions. In his uphill battle, Don Quixote struggles to revive the old chivalric dream, supported by his squire, Sancho, ever more devoted, heart and soul, to his master, and caught up in the same growing delirium. Orson Welles, a new Cervantes, and his crew follow the two characters every move, gradually taking command of the situation and influencing the destiny of both.
DON QUIXOTE OF ORSON WELLES Produced by Patxi Irigoren With Francisco Reiguera as Don Quixote Akim Tamiroff as Sancho Panza and Orson Welles as narrator and himself Dialogue Adaptation Javier Mina Jess Franco Voices Don Quixote: Juan Mediavilla Sancho Panza: Juan Carlos Ordoņe Orson Welles and Narrator: Constantino Romero Edition Rosa Maria Almirall Fatima Michalezik General Supervisor Oja Kodar Associate Producer Juan A. Pedrosa Music Daniel J. White With the participation of Fernando Rey Editor and Head of Post-Production Jess Franco Crew For The Original Shoot Directors of Photography Jack Draper Edmond Richard Additional Photography Jose Garcia Galisteo Juan Manuel de la Chica Manuel Mateos Camera Operators Richard Navarrete Giorgio Tonti Assistant directors Juan Luis Bunuel Palo Mori Editing Maurizio Lucidi Renzo Lucidi Mauro Bonanni Assistant Editors Peter Pareshelles Irah Pareshelles Alberto Valenzuela Production Managers Alessandro Tasca di Cuto Francisco Lara Producer Oscar Dancigers Written and Directed by Orson Welles Adapted from the novel by Miguel Cervantes We Wish To acknowledge the help of Juan Serrano Beatrice Welles Oja Kodar Duration: 116 Minutes / Year of Production: 1992 / Production Format: 1.33 to 1 BLACKWOOD INTERNATIONAL FILMS, INC.