Cervantes’s great creation has been an inspiration to filmmakers throughout the history of cinema, with the oldest surviving adaptation dating back to 1903. Chris Poche’s take on the material is a small gem that more than holds its own in this distinguished lineage. Tim Blake Nelson truly excels as Danny Kehoe, a Louisiana librarian who suffers a break from reality and believes he is the titular knight. Enlisting willing neighbour Kevin (Jacob Batalon) as his Sancho Panza, the two embark on a series of adventures in search of glory. The film strikes an expert balance between its inherent humour and the anguish of its protagonist, making for a thoroughly enjoyable tall tale, an irresistibly charming mixture of sweetness and sadness.