Knight’s Honor
(Honor de Cavalleria)

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Directed by Albert Serra.
With Lluís Carbó, Lluís Serrat, Jaume Badia.
Spain, 2006, 35mm, color, 95 min.
Catalan with English subtitles.
Print source: Notros Films

Serra's brilliant and instantly controversial adaptation of Don Quixote offers a revelatory portrait of the strangely symbiotic relationship between the knight errant and his loyal scribe. Patiently revealing the bonds of pathos and humor that bind the two misfits, Knight’s Honor centers exclusively and unconventionally on the quiet moments between Quixote and Sancho Panza's most famous misadventures. Shot on digital video in breathtaking pastoral locations, Serra's film creates a richly textured, painterly beauty from its technologically humble means, giving equal attention to the wind in the grass and the slow descent of night as to its two remarkable heroes. First-time nonprofessional actor and ex-tennis instructor Lluís Carbó brings a haunting frailty and almost chimerical aura to Quixote, a note of melancholy otherworldliness that gives an elegiac and genuinely moving quality to the film.

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