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ATLÀNTIDA FILM FEST 2021

Atlàntida Mallorca Film Festival 2021 brightens up the summer

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- The festival, which opens today on the Balearic Island and will run on the Filmin platform for a month, has now become one of the most vibrant cultural events of the summer in Spain

Atlàntida Mallorca Film Festival 2021 brightens up the summer
Annette by Leos Carax

Film, concerts and conferences will take place on the sun-drenched Mediterranean island of Mallorca from 26 July to 1 August, including a special live event, the 11th edition of the Atlàntida Film Festival, run by Jaume Ripoll, co-founder of Filmin, the top experimental film platform in Spain where a large part of the schedule for this festival will be screened, from today until 26 August. Some of the main features include the screening of the latest work from Leos Carax, the musical Annette [+see also:
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, which premièred recently in Cannes, and the new film by Agustí Villaronga, The Belly of the Sea [+see also:
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, which took home the most coveted award at the Malaga Film Festival.

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Other key attractions of the Atlàntida Mallorca Film Fest 2021 the première of a new series by Carlo Padial, called Doctor Portuondo and starring Cuban actor Jorge Perugorría (read more); the Spanish premier of the documentary The Most Beautiful Boy in the World [+see also:
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, based on the lifelong shadow cast over the actor who played the young Tadzio in Death in Venice, by Luchino Visconti; and another non-fiction film, Laurent Garnier: Off the Record, on the now legendary French DJ and music producer.

The show and the songs will also have a glittering presence at the physical version of the festival: as well as concerts by top stars such as Asturian Rodrigo Cuevas, Rigoberta Bandini or C. Tangana there will also be screening of films related to music, such as For Lucio [+see also:
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, a heartfelt tribute by Pietro Marcello to the maestro Lucio Dalla; the homage to The Smiths Shoplifters of the World, and Stardust [+see also:
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, the full feature film about how the dearly-missed David Bowie created one of his most celebrated imaginative and personal mutations.

Finally, this festival will not be short on support from new talent emerging from the learning grounds of Balearic film-making: there will be delights such as ¡Corten! [+see also:
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, by the unclassifiable Marc Ferrer, a delirious fantasy starring Samantha Hudson and La Prohibida; or two pieces from Miguel Eek, The First Woman, which has come to AMFF having passing through the prestigious International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, and Próximamente, últimos días (lit. “Coming soon, final days”), a love letter to film and film-lovers, based on the tribulations of the staff at the emblematic Cinema Ciutat in the Balearic capital. There will also be other genre-defying films, such as the surprising Ovella [+see also:
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, directed by a group of film students, or the vibrant and tense Los inocentes [+see also:
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by Guillermo Benet.

So, if you still haven't made any holiday plans for this last week of July, Mallorca will not disappoint with this event. And for those who want to continue enjoying good cinema from any home screen during August, the Festival line-up on Filmin will also fulfil your expectations.

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(Translated from Spanish)

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