Don Quixote (1957 film)

Don Quixote (Russian: Дон Кихот, translit. Don Kikhot) is a 1957 Soviet drama film directed by Grigori Kozintsev. It is based on Evgeny Shvartz's stage adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes's novel of the same name. It was entered into the 1957 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Don Quixote
1957 film poster by Vladimir Kononov
Directed byGrigori Kozintsev
Written byMiguel de Cervantes
Yevgeni Shvarts
StarringNikolai Cherkasov
Yuri Tolubeyev
Music byGara Garayev
CinematographyApollinari Dudko
Andrei Moskvin
Edited byYe. Makhankova
Distributed byLenfilm
Release date
  • 15 October 1957 (1957-10-15)
Running time
110 minutes
CountrySoviet Union

The film was exhibited in the mid-1960s by Australian University film clubs receiving the productions of Sovexportfilm. It was the first film version of Don Quixote to be filmed in both widescreen and color.



  1. "Festival de Cannes: Don Quixote". Retrieved 8 February 2009.

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