Eighty years old and still going strong!
Umbria Film Festival celebrates its President, Terry Gilliam, who today hits a round figure as bold and eclectic as ever.
We will renew our wishes to Terry next year from 6th to 11th July in Montone, when we’ll celebrate him together with the twenty-five years of his Festival!
From Minnesota, to California and London, as far as the village of Montone, Terry keeps watching the world through the lens of imagination, always proposing a different and surprising perspective to his public. With a glorious career spanning more than four decades, awards, accolades and movies that made the history of cinema (Monty Pyhton and the Holy Grail, Jabberwocky, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), he keeps forging a reality where ideas and dreams can still come true.
Happy birthday, Terry!
We live in a world so much tied to numbers and calculations that it’s almost impossible to live one’s own fantasy. It is much easier engaging with numbers and talking about them. We need both factors, we need to live our imagination. I do it through cinema, whereas the others simply go crazy. I like to think I do films that push people to explore their own imagination. I just like the fact I can make a film which might give comfort to some people who think they are the only crazy person in the world and suddenly they see there are two crazy people in the world.”