V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

HONOR DE CAVALLERIA

V' 06

HONOR DE CAVALLERIA

HONOR OF THE KNIGHTS

Albert Serra
E, 2006
Fiction, 103min, OmeU

HONOR DE CAVALLERIA

Albert Serra
E, 2006
Fiction, 103min, OmeU

Actors: 
Lluís Carbó
Lluís Serrat
Screenplay: 
Albert Serra
Jimmy Gimferrer
Montse Triola nach dem Roman «El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de La Mancha» von Miguel Cervantes
Sound: 
Joan Pons
Jordi Rivas
Camera: 
Christophe Farnarier
Editor: 
Ángel Martín
Composer: 
Ferrant Font
Decoration: 
Jimmy Gimferrer
Costume: 
Jimmy Gimferrer

Production: 
Andergraun Films Aribau 40 08011 Barcelona, Spanien T 93 451 1231 andergraun@andergraun.com
World Sales: 
Notro Films Lincoln 11, 3r 4a 08006 Barcelona, Spanien T 93 567 05 05 sales@notrofilms.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color

A hauntingly serene and sometimes moving experimental take on «Don Quixote», Albert Serra's Honor de Cavalleria seems to have spliced that Spanish classic to «Waiting for Godot» via Bresson and Ozu. Silent and gentle where the original is verbose and tumultuous, Serra reads between the lines of Cervantes' masterpiece and works its absences up into two hours of painterly auteur fare. Over the first ten minutes, there are only a couple of brief exchanges as Sancho looks for a laurel crown for his master. The slow ritual of Sancho putting on Quixote's armor is shown, while the physically most active sequence has Quixote bathing in a river and gleefully encouraging Sancho to do the same. One night, Quixote is mysteriously spirited away by four men on white horses. With its beautifully nuanced and mostly voiceless thesping by the central duo, Honor de Cavalleria transmits an appealing air of serenity. Like the directly-recorded sound, lighting is entirely natural. Some scenes disappear into almost-blackness, but the supercharged, dramatic skies over the Catalan countryside are sufficiently spectacular not to need tech manipulation. There's not a windmill in sight. (Jonathan Holland)

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