Cannes Film Fest 2018: Gilliam’s Man Who Killed Don Quixote IS Closing Night

May 9, 2018:  Good News. A French court Wednesday threw out a request by producer Paulo Branco to stop the Cannes Film Fest from screening Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, clearing the way for showing the film as its closing-night.

However, the Paris court said that the May 19 showing of the film must be preceded by a statement saying that the exceptional screening does not prejudice Branco’s claim to the rights to “Don Quixote” or the ongoing legal proceedings surrounding the film.

The court also ruled that Gilliam, Star Invest Films France, and sales agent Kinology must each pay Branco €1,500 ($1,800) to help defray his legal expenses.

Granting Branco’s request for an injunction against the screening in Cannes would have forced the festival to pick another title for its closing-night slot just 10 days before the event