Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha :- Watch Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha on Youtube on Fire, With his noble squire by his side, a retired country gentleman sets out on an adventure to right the wrongs of the world. Indefatigable actor-director-teacher-artist James Franco might have roles in the upcoming Sundance title I Am Michael and Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert, set to premiere in Berlin, but his first festival stop this year was Palm Springs, where he presented Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha, a rather enjoyable if low-key picaresque that was directed by 10 of Franco’s USC students and written by eight others. Actors Carmen Argenziano and Horatio Sanz have a ball as the titular hero and his loyal sidekick, respectively, while Franco has a hammy supporting role that is the most tonally problematic element of this otherwise rather coherent collaborative effort. Decent VOD deals should be in the cards and other festivals will also likely warm to this refreshingly lighter work, while the newbie directors will hopefully be able to put their first on-set experiences to good use on their own, more personal projects. In many ways, the production history of this coarsely funny Cervantes adaptation is reminiscent of Franco’s hand in the C.K. Williams biopic Tar (later renamed The Color of Time), which his students on the other coast, at NYU, jointly directed in 2012. For Quixote, there’s also a long list of young directorial hopefuls — here, David Beier, Dave Dorsey, Mahin Ibrahim, Austin Kolodney, Will Lowell, Drue Metz, Brandon Somerhalder, Alana Waksman, Jon YonKondy and Xu Zhang — and it is unclear who was exactly responsible for what (per the postfilm Q&A, each student was given a few sequences to direct, which was one of the reasons Professor Franco chose the Quixote story, which is episodic in nature).
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Adventure, Drama, Family
Release: 7 January 2015 (USA)
IMDB Rating: 6.5/10
Director: David Beier, Dave Dorsey
Stars: Carmen Argenziano, Horatio Sanz, Luis Guzmán