Former Monty Python star dismisses reports of damage to Portuguese UNESCO convent; The Portugal News


Portugal – Convent of Christ in Tomar

Former Monty Python star and film director, Terry Gilliam has denied allegations that a famous Portuguese convent was damaged during the shooting of Don Quixote, telling people to get their facts straight “before howling hysterically”.

A report by public broadcaster RTP suggested recent filming for ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’, being directed by Gilliam, left behind chipped masonry, broken roof tiles and uprooted trees at the 12th-century Convent of Christ in Tomar in central Portugal. Filming is said to have taken place between 24 April and 10 May.
The movie spearheaded by Gilliam is a co-production of Spanish film company Tornasol, Belgian Entre Chien et Loup, French company Kinology, and the Portuguese Ukbar Films.

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