A.S. Byatt and Mike Dibb will introduce and discuss a rare screening of Dibb’s documentary The Further Adventures of Don Quixote to mark the 400th anniversary of Miguel de Cervantes’ death. They will be in conversation with Miranda France, author of Don Quixote's Delusions: Travels in Castilian Spain.
This entertaining and provocative television essay celebrates Don Quixote, Cervantes’ great and foundational novel, and includes contributions from writers such as Ben Okri, A.S. Byatt and Carlos Fuentes. It also features many of the manifestations - in painting, music, movies, cartoons and on the stage - that have made the wandering Don and his compadre Sancho Panza the world’s most famous and recognisable literary duo.
The evening will be hosted by Gareth Evans, Film Curator at the Whitechapel Gallery.