Honor de cavalleria
by Albert Serra
Production Co. - Andergraun Films & Edie Saeta
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2006 DIRECTOR’S FORTNIGHT. CAMERA D'OR NOMINEE.
FIPRESCI PRIZE IN VIENNALE 2006.
MORE THAN 40 FESTIVALS AROUND THE WORLD.
From the start to the end, this is the weirdest project I've ever done. But, on the other hand, it taught me more than 4 years in film school. It was an amazing experience. Albert is a crazy guy who thinks differently, that is what makes his movie quite unique.
We share the cinematography credits with Christophe Farnarier.
The actors (a 70 year-old tennis coach and a house builder) were improvising being the real Quixote and Sancho Panza, in the most surprising performances you can imagine. We had to capture what we could with our camera, having always in mind that the most beautiful moment (and the one that will end up in the movie) could happen in a little break (while drinking wine). The memorable scene of the flies was exactly like this.
A truly amazing experience that I wish I could repeat again.