G. Kozintsev’s Don Quixote:

Make-believe in a wasteland

2020.05.30, by Anatolij
Filed under Essays, Film, Reviews, USSR

In a world barren of dignity and compassion, where only naked self-interest flourishes, what is any sane and honest man to do but to make-believe?

★★★☆ Grigori Kozchtsev’s 1957 film treatment is far away from Miguel de Cervantes’s then-contemporary satire of the literary world of 17th century Spain. But it is thoughtful, humourous, and well-worth seeing.

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