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Atlántida Film Fest 2017 goes wherever you go

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- The 7th edition of the portable festival gets going in Palma, Mallorca, on 26 June and simultaneously on the Filmin VoD website, much to the delight of film buffs, “cinephages” and the “cine-curious”

Atlántida Film Fest 2017 goes wherever you go
R.E.M. by Xavi Herrero

All you need is a screen (large or small: size doesn’t matter) and an internet connection, and you’ll easily be able to enjoy a magnificent arthouse film festival: edition number seven of the Atlántida Film Fest, organised by the Filmin VoD platform, gets under way on Monday 26 June and will last one whole month. That same day, Palma de Mallorca’s residents and visitors will also be able to gain entry to the free screenings and the various workshops that make up the rich, week-long programme of a gathering that gets more and more appealing every year. This time around, the Balearic island will host the screenings of 18 films, selected from among the 76 features and five shorts that make up the online programme.

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As programmer Joan Sala claims, “Our festival is an international one that has, since last year, been attempting to find answers to existing questions and pose new ones about the future of this joint project known as Europe. It’s the biggest online festival in the world, and the only one that is solely focused on talking about Europe.” Accordingly, its programme will be divided into five thematic areas – Memory, Generation, Politics, Borders and Education – and there will be an additional focus dedicated to Russia on the occasion of the centenary of the country’s revolution.

Among the Spanish movies that will be showcased are Júlia ist [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Elena Martín
film profile
]
 by Elena MartínLa maldita primavera [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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by Marc Ferrer and The Objects of Love [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 by Adrián Silvestre, plus three world premieres: Gas the Arabs [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 by Carles Bover Martínez and Julio Pérez del CampoEn acabar [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 by Thor Echevarría and Guillem Miró, and R.E.M. Rapid Eyes Movement [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 by Xavi Herrero.

Other European titles that are set to have their Spanish premieres at this festival (which is supported by the MEDIA programme) are Pornocracy (France/Italy), a documentary directed by OvidieThe European [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(the Netherlands) by Dirk-Jan Roeleven; and This Is Our Land [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Lucas Belvaux
film profile
]
 (France/Belgium) by Lucas Belvaux. Lastly, one of the main centrepieces of the gathering will be the presence of Vanessa Redgrave on Majorca, as she will be in attendance to present her directorial debut, Sea Sorrow [+see also:
trailer
interview: Vanessa Redgrave
film profile
]
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(Translated from Spanish)

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