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Two formats will coexist at the 12th Atlàntida Mallorca Film Fest

– The event will be held in person on the Balearic Islands for eight days and also on the Filmin platform for a month, starting July 24

magnetic beats by Vincent Mael Cardona

Atlàntida Mallorca Film Fest begins its 12th edition this Sunday, which will be held both on the Mediterranean island, from July 24 to 31, and online via Filmin, from July 24 to August 24. Jaume Ripoll, director of the festival and co-founder of the platform, said during his presentation a few days ago that this year it will have an Official Section, with a prize for the best film worth €10,000. This section, aimed at young audiences, will include a selection of feature films that will deal with the dilemmas and conflicts of new generations.

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Among his various titles are: magnetic beasts [+see also:
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(France), a film directed by Vincent Mael Cardona, on radio music in the 1980s; beast of heart (France/Finland/Germany), by Aino Suniwhere sounds and drugs are also very present; Una femmina – The code of silence [+see also:
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(Italy), by Francesco Costabilecentered on a daughter’s struggle to avenge her mother’s murder; Rhinoceros [+see also:
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of the Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned by Putin Oleg Sentsova portrait of his country’s gangster scene in the 1990s; The hill where the lionesses roar [+see also:
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(Kosovo/France), by Luana Bajramion friendship in Kosovo; Bruno Reidal, Confessions of a Murderer [+see also:
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(France), by Vincent Le Porta reconstruction of a real event; The other people [+see also:
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(Poland), by Alexander Terpinska, a musical that delves into the underworld of Warsaw; Soft [+see also:
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(France), by Samuel Theisabout the premature maturity of a ten-year-old boy; So far so good (Spain), the actor’s first film Frances Cuellar; soul of a beast [+see also:
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(Switzerland), by Lorenz Merzan apocalyptic fantasy with a love triangle; Runner [+see also:
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(Lithuania/Czech Republic), by Andrius Blazevicius, an intense thriller not recommended for the hypersensitive; and the French animated film My Father’s Secrets [+see also:
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by Vera Belmont.

The Balearic Film Festival will also include a special section on the conflict in Ukraine with special screenings, retrospectives and debates. The 5th edition of the Atlàntida Mallorca Talent Lab will take place within the framework of the festival, a commitment to young talents, where they will be able to develop a feature film under the guidance of experts and enjoy the greatest prizes from Spanish creative laboratories, up to €40,000 for fiction projects and €15,000 for documentaries.

Atlàntida Mallorca Film Fest will also present three Masters of Cinema awards: to the Irish filmmaker Neil Jordanwho will receive the prize at the opening gala of the twelfth edition of the festival and will give a special screening of The crying game to mark the 30th anniversary of its creation; to the great French actress Isabelle Huppert (at the closing gala); and the Ukrainian director, Sergei Loznitsa, whose latest feature film will be screened, The natural history of destruction [+see also:
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Majorca will also host major personalities of European culture: filmmakers like the Catalan Albert Serra, who will present Pacification [+see also:
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, after its premiere in the official section of the last Cannes Film Festival; the always controversial Gaspar Noe with Vortex [+see also:
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a look at the last days of an elderly couple; Kike Maillo will present his documentary The Forger, about Oswald Aulestia Bach, one of the greatest art forgers in history; and the French Alain Guiraudie will present nobody’s hero [+see also:
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, a film that mixes terrorism and social comedy.

All sections of the festival, concerts and activities can be viewed on its website.

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(Translated from Spanish by Vicky York)