The Release of Tideland...by Phil Stubbs
Terry Gilliam's latest film "Tideland" is now complete. This webpage follows its release. In reverse chronological order...
Terry Gilliam and Tideland author Mitch Cullin appeared together at the Hay-on-Wye literary festival at the beginning of June to present a screening of Tideland and answer questions afterwards. "Susan" left a few notes at the Dreams Messageboard... without spoilers...
Gilliam took Tideland to Brussels, from where a positive review was provided to Aint-it-Cool-News.
Terry Gilliam has agreed to answer questions from readers of this website. Go to the Ask Terry page before 11 July to submit your question.
The official Tideland website was nominated for a Webby award. It did not go on to win.
The UK distributor of Tideland is announced as Revolver, a company that recently released Herzog's Grizzly Man in the UK.
Tideland was screened at the Rotterdam Film Festival at the end of January 2006, and according to Hollywood Reporter it was well-received. There's a review from this screening at Aint-It-Cool-News. Late February, Gilliam talked to the BBC about Tideland at the Bangkok Film Festival
September 2005 - European premiere in San Sebastian
Gilliam and producer Jeremy Thomas took the film to the San Sebastian festival in northern Spain. Here, it won the FIPRESCI prize, selected by a jury of international critics. Variety reported:
On the festival's website are clips from the film, as well as scenes immediately before and after the screening. The San Sebastian press conference is available from the festival's website on video (in Castillian Spanish) and as audio (in English).
September 2005 - Premiere in Toronto
Tideland received its premiere at Toronto on Friday 9 September at the Elgin. Mitch Cullin, who wrote the novel Tideland, wrote an article for this website about the film's debut. Typical for a Gilliam film, the immediate reviews were mixed. Dozens of reviews have been posted to a page within the Dreams Messageboard, most of this work being done by Shawn Lee.
The Tideland website was redesigned in time for the Toronto premiere, allowing the viewer to explore five different areas of Jeliza-Rose's world. On the website you will find video interviews with Gilliam and Cullin, plus substantial production notes and behind-the-scenes video.
Terry Gilliam confirmed the completion of Tideland at the end of July 2005. In an interview with this website, he talked about getting the film completed, how he identified with characters in the film, and he admitted he had no idea how audiences were going to react when they saw the film.