Cannes 2018: Court says Terry Gilliam’s Quixote film can close festival.
Terry Gilliam’s Don Quixote film will be shown at the Cannes Film Festival as planned, a court in Paris has made the ruling.
The judgment follows an attempt by one of the production’s former backers to have the gala premiere shelved.
Festival boss Thierry Fremaux went on the stage in one of Cannes’ cinemas on Wednesday to announce the ruling.
It follows reports that the Monty Python star had been treated in hospital and that his film had lost its US distributor.
“The request of Paulo Branco for a ban was rejected by the courts,” the festival declared on its official Twitter feed.
“The Man Who Kill[ed] Don Quixote will be screened at the close of the 71st Festival de Cannes! And Terry Gilliam will be there.”
The request of Paulo Branco for a ban was rejected by the courts. "The Man Who Kill Don Quixote" will be screened at the close of the 71st Festival de Cannes! And Terry Gilliam will be there. Let's make this victory a great party.
— Festival de Cannes (@Festival_Cannes) May 9, 2018