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MONTY PYTHON'S LIFE OF BRIAN
Terry Gilliam

Brian is born in the manger next to Jesus of Nazareth, and on the same day to boot. The political situation is somewhat unstable due to the fact that several secret Jewish splinter groups are plotting against the Romans. Brian is collared by one of these organisations, and to his great regret, is proclaimed a Messiah.
BIOGRAPHY

TERRY GILLIAM

A cartoonista and comedian, Terry Gilliam (Minneapolis, 1940), worked in New York for the famous editor of Mad, Harvey Kurtzman. In 1967 he moved to London to be with his English actor friend John Cleese, who introduced him to Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, the original members of the then soon-to-be Monty Python team. Together with this squad, Gilliam participated in films with a particular brand of corrosive humour, such as Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) and Monty Python's Meaning of Life (1983). 

During his period with Monty Python, Gilliam also went solo on the direction of two films, Jabberwocky (1977) and Time Bandits (1981). The group's split-up marked the start of Gilliam's most creative and personal period:  Brazil (1985), The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1989), The Fisher King (1991), 12 Monkeys (1995) and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), the latter of which was a source of great controversy. 

Far from sticking to one particular tack, Gilliam still sees cinema as a field for research, whether formal -his origins as an ilustrator are still indelibly stamped on his images- or in the field of stories, which surprinsingly mix the most biting and cruel of mumorous with tragic pessimism. 

This retrospective will include a book entitled Terry Gilliam. El soñador rebelde, written by Jordi Costa and Sergi Sánchez and which will analyse his whole career to date.

CAST & CREW
Director
TERRY JONES
Screenplay
Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
Photography
Peter Biziou
Edition
Julian Doyle
Music
Geoffrey Burgon, André Jacquemin, David Howman, Eric Idle
Cast
Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Kenneth Colley
Running Time
93 m.
Country
United Kingdom
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