Tray "Sleeping girl" by Lisa Junius
Your boss is yelling at you, you have an endless pile of unpaid invoices, your mum keeps trying to tell you about her sexual life, the cashier in the supermarket still doesn't recognize you, and you walked in a dog's defection this morning. You feel like folding your body in a tiny rescue ball and hide?
Stop right now. It could be worse, oh yes, it can always be worse. You exactly know what I mean. Leave the fetal position to this cosmic lady; she's just painted. You must live with your head up. The rest of your life starts NOW.
White sandstone, glazed enamel
7,5 x 11,5cm
Handmade in Luxembourg by Lisa Junius
Pauline tells you a little story:
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is an upcoming fantasy-adventure-comedy film directed by Terry Gilliam and written by Gilliam and Tony Grisoni, loosely based on the novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. It is widely recognized as one of the most infamous examples of development hell in film history, with Gilliam unsuccessfully attempting to make the film a total of eight times over the span of nineteen years.
Pre-production of the film first started in 1998, with a budget of $32.1 million without American financing, with Jean Rochefort as Quixote, Johnny Depp as Toby Grisoni, a 21st-century marketing executive thrown back through time, and Vanessa Paradis as the female lead. Shooting began in 2000 in Navarre, but a significant number of difficulties such as set and equipment destroyed by flooding, the departure of Rochefort due to illness, problems obtaining insurance for the production, and other financial difficulties, led to a sudden suspension of the production and its subsequent cancellation.
The original production was the subject of the documentary film Lost in La Mancha, which was intended to be the making-of the film but was released on its own in 2002. Gilliam made repeated attempts to relaunch production between 2005 and 2015, which included Robert Duvall, Michael Palin, and John Hurt as Quixote, and Depp, Ewan McGregor, and Jack O'Connell as Grisoni, but all ended up being cancelled for various reasons, such as failing to secure funds, Depp's busy schedule and eventual loss of interest in the project, and Hurt being diagnosed with cancer (which would eventually result in his death).
Gilliam announced during the 2016 Cannes Film Festival that the film would finally start shooting in October 2016, with Palin as Quixote, Adam Driver as Grisoni, and Olga Kurylenko as the female lead. Production was abandoned yet again when producer Paulo Branco was unable to secure funds; however, in March 2017, it was reported that the film had finally started filming for the first time in 17 years, with Jonathan Pryce as Quixote, and Driver still attached as Grisoni. On 4 June Gilliam announced that the shooting of the film was complete.