Terry Gilliam is Master of Cinema 2016

The highly acclaimed American film director Terry Gilliam will be celebrated at this year’s Valletta Film Festival through the screening of a number of his films as part of the Masters of Cinema section.

Gilliam has brought his visionary and unusual mindset to an array of films that continue to provoke debate and entice audiences into new worlds of wonder and fantasy.

Following a spell with the Monty Python team he broke into directing with Jabberwocky and has since thrilled and amazed cinemagoers with titles such as The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Twelve Monkeys, Brazil, The Fisher King, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Time Bandits.

He is currently in pre-production on the on his long-delayed adaptation of Cervantes’ Don Quixote 17 years after it was abandoned. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote will begin filming in September.

The free screenings of films like Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Fisher King and Brothers Grimm will take place from Saturday 4 June to Friday 10 June at Pjazza San Ġorġ.

Every year, the festival celebrates the cinema of a film director by showing a retrospective of his or her works aimed at bringing local audiences closer to world cinema. In 2015, the festival celebrated the works of Giuseppe Tornatore.

The screening schedule for all Masters of Cinema films will be announced in May.

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