Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival


Edition 2021


Tributes and Retrospectives - Mike Dibb


Screenplay: Mike Dibb
Production: BBC/DD

The Further Adventures of Don Quijote

A film by Mike Dibb

Adapted numerous times to suit the most diverse media (music, painting, theater, ballet, opera, videogames, etc.), Don Quixote of La Mancha is commonly referred to as the greatest exponent of Spanish literature and is largely considered to be a universal literary classic. Unsurprisingly, then, its story inhabits an imaginary realm which is independent of the book itself, frequently introduced to the general public through mediatic or didactic representations. Mike Dibb's documentary explores the way Castilian nobleman Don Quixote, along with his friend and companion Sancho Panza became internationally recognized cultural icons.
  • Cast:

    Carlos Fuentes, A.S. Byatt, Ben Okri, Soledad Puértolas, Eulalio Ferrer, Ian Gibson
  • Original Title:

    The Further Adventures of Don Quijote
  • Country:

    United Kingdom
  • Year:

  • 50' Original Version EN


Screenplay: Mike Dibb
Production: BBC/DD


Mike Dibb

Mike Dibb is an acclaimed documentary filmmaker, most of which made for television, covering film, art, literature, music, science, sport and popular culture. After completing a degree at Trinity College, Dublin, he was hired in 1963 by BBC TV. He worked as an editor in the Film department until 1967, when he moved to the Music and Arts department, where he remained until 1981. During this period he directed several films, including multiple collaborations with writer John Berger (who in 2015 was a guest at LEFFEST ), the most well-known of which is the four-part series Ways of Seeing, awarded the BAFTA for Best Specialty Series and which later became a book translated and published worldwide, one of the most important for several generations of artists and students of art. Dibb has also made some films about writers, such as Octavio Paz, Lorca, A-S. Byatt or Elmore Leonard. In 1981, he joined Third Eyes Productions, where he continued to direct and produce, primarily for Channel Four. In 1986, he created his own production company, Dibb Directions Ltd. He collaborated with the BBC once again, making films and series such as Made In Latin America, about Latin American culture. In 1994, he co-directed with Stephen Frears the documentary Typically British, about the history of British cinema. His film The Miles Davis Story won the Royal Philharmonic Society Television Award and an Emmy for Best Art Documentary of the Year (2001). He also made a film about Keith Jarrett and another about the composer and bandoneon player Astor Piazolla.
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