Terry Gilliam Honoured at 17th Annual Bradford International Film Festival 2011
Maverick film-maker and Monty Python legend Terry Gilliam was presented with the Fellowship Award at Bradford’s International Film Festival this weekend.
The 17th annual festival includes a retrospective of Mr Gilliam’s work.
His 1981 film Time Bandits was shown at the National Media Museum on Saturday before he gave a talk and accepted the honour.
Film festival director Tony Earnshaw said his work was “a huge inspiration”.
He said: “We have been trying to land him for a long time, he is a big fish, in cinema terms.”
The retrospective of Mr Gilliam’s films includes his directorial debut Jabberwocky, The Fisher King, Brazil, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.
“It’s about recognising people who have changed the face of cinema,” said Tony Earnshaw.
Also pictured in images 2 and 3 is David Nicholas Wilkinson who was instrumental in getting Terry to Bradford.
14 February 2011
Bradford, 14th February 2011 – Bradford International Film Festival’s Artistic Director Tony Earnshaw today announced that award winning filmmaker Terry Gilliam will receive the Fellowship Award and a retrospective tribute to his work at this year’s Festival which runs 16th – 27th March.
Gilliam has brought his unusual mindset to an array of films that continue to provoke debate and entice audiences into new worlds of wonder and fantasy. Following a spell with the Monty Python team he broke into directing withJabberwocky and has since thrilled and amazed cinemagoers with titles such asThe Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Twelve Monkeys, Brazil, The Fisher King, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Time Bandits.
Gilliam commented; “To be honoured by such an important festival pre-posthumously will force my family to treat me with some respect while I’m still alive. I will always be grateful for that.”