Don Quijote film program

Thursday 1 June 2006, 7:30 p.m.
President Mir Qanbar (Raeis jomhur Mir Qanbar), directed by Mohammad Shirvani, 2005, 70 mins
The retired civil servant Mir Qanbar from the Iranian province of Azerbaijan is running for presidential elections for the fourth time in a row. His campaign team includes himself and his committed companion Seifollah who has been promised the Ministry of Health in the case of victory. With a donkey, bicycle, megaphone, and about 200 pamphlets, they commence their tragicomic quest.
Shown at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2006.

Thursday 25 May 2006, 7:30 p.m.
Resonating Surfaces, directed by Manon de Boer, 2005, 39 mins
This film is a triple portrait, of a city, a woman and an attitude to life. The personal story of Suely Rolnik, a Brazilian psychoanalyst living in São Paulo, moves between the Brazilian dictatorship of the sixties and the Parisian intellectual circle around Deleuze and Guattari in the seventies. The multi-layered film explores issues such as our relation to “otherness”, the connection between the body and power, the voice and, ultimately, the micropolitics of desire and of resistance.
This film premieres at FID, Documentary Film Festival of Marseilles 2006.

Homme à Femmes (Michel Debrane), directed by Gerard Byrne, 2004, 20 mins
A video documenting an attempt to re-enact a 1977 interview conducted between the French intellectual Jean-Paul Sartre and the young feminist journalist Catherine Chaine. Actor Michel Debrane, who portrays Sartre, is asked by an off-screen interviewer about his relationships with women and about being a male chauvinist.

Thursday 11 May 2006, 7:30 p.m.
Lost in La Mancha, directed by Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe, 2002, 90 mins.
A documentary portraying Terry Gilliam's failed
attempt to film the epic story of Don Quijote. This is the “making-of” of a “non-making”, a brutal -portrait of sabotage and bad luck, and the very crux of the Don Quijote story -itself (incidentally also that of Terry Gilliam…)

Location: Lantaren/Venster
Gouvernestraat 133, Rotterdam
Box Office: 010-277 22 77
Entry price: euro: 3.50

This film ticket gives one free entry to Witte de With, and an exhibition ticket from Don Quijote at Witte de With gives free entry to the film.


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