Thursday, 7 February 2008

Interview: Albert Serra - Filming the unfilmable dream

Albert Serra, a frustrated author and not so frustrated filmmaker was born in Banyoles in 1975. His 2006 film Honor de cavalleria (Honour of the knights), filmed digitally on location in Catalonia, successfully showed in Cannes at the Directors' fortnight and then festival hopped around the world. The film is an intimate look at the friendship between Don Quixote
and Sancho Panza as well as the former character's mental confusion. The film was recently listed as one of the 10 best films of 2007 by critics at French film magazine Cahiers du cinéma. (Full story in printed edition).