Donkeyote

  • 85'
  • Spain
  • 2017

Manolo (73) is a contemporary Don Quichot: a romantic suffering from megalomania. Accompanied by his 'Sancho Panza', the (taciturn) donkey Gorrion, he treks through the hills of Andalusia. The stubborn beast is presented as a mature character; we usually see the farcical scenes from his point of view. It proves just how inseparable the duo are after having undertaken many travel adventures.
A major trek across America will be the crown on this special friendship. This grand ambition is greeted with sniggers at a travel agency. Nevertheless, Manolo is determined: nothing shall stop him. Confronted by his worried daughter, he plays down his physical ailments. This uncertainty – caused by such naive behaviour – gradually turns to admiration for the relationship between man, animal and nature. The headstrong Manolo and Gorrion lead a classic existence that continually contrasts with the highways and windmills that occasionally (literally) stand in the way of life in the great outdoors.

Director
Chico Pereira
Premiere
World premiere
Countries of production
Spain, Germany, United Kingdom
Production Year
2017
Festival Edition
IFFR 2017
Length
85'
Medium
DCP
Language
Spanish
Producers
Ingmar Trost / Sutor Kolonko Filmproduktion, Sonja Henrici / SDI Productions
Production Companies
Sutor Kolonko Filmproduktion, SDI Productions, Opa Films
Sales
SDI Productions
Cinematography
Julian Schwanitz
Editor
Nick Gibbon
Sound Design
René Peltsch
Website
www.donkeyotefilm.com