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ATLÀNTIDA FILM FEST 2022

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

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- The event will be held in person on the Balearic island for eight days and also on the Filmin platform for a month, from 24 July

Two formats will coexist at the 12th Atlàntida Mallorca Film Fest
Magnetic Beats by Vincent Maël Cardona

Atlàntida Mallorca Film Fest starts its 12th edition this Sunday, which will be held both on the Mediterranean island, from 24 to 31 July, and online via Filmin, from 24 July to 24 August. Jaume Ripoll, director of the festival and co-founder of the platform, stated at its presentation a few days ago that this year it will feature 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 relate to the dilemmas and conflicts of the new generations.

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Among its various titles are: Magnetic Beasts [+see also:
film review
interview: Vincent Maël Cardona
film profile
]
(France), a film directed by Vincent Maël Cardona, about radio music in the 1980's; Heartbeast (France/Finland/Germany), by Aino Suni, where sounds and drugs are also highly present; Una femmina – The Code of Silence [+see also:
trailer
interview: Francesco Costabile
film profile
]
(Italy), by Francesco Costabile, centred around a girl’s struggle to avenge her mother’s murder; Rhino [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, from the Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned by Putin Oleg Sentsov, a portrait of the gangster scene in his country in the 1990’s; The Hill Where Lionesses Roar [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Luana Bajrami
film profile
]
(Kosovo/France), by Luàna Bajrami, about friendship in Kosovo; Bruno Reidal, Confessions of a Murderer [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Vincent Le Port
film profile
]
(France), by Vincent Le Port, a reconstruction of a real event; Other People [+see also:
film review
interview: Aleksandra Terpińska
film profile
]
(Poland), by Aleksandra Terpinska, a musical that descends into Warsaw’s underworld; Softie [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Samuel Theis
film profile
]
(France), by Samuel Theis, about the premature maturity of a ten-year-old boy; Jusqu’ici, tout va (Spain), the debut film from actor Frances Cuéllar; Soul of a Beast [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Lorenz Merz
film profile
]
(Switzerland), by Lorenz Merz, an apocalyptic fantasy with a love triangle; Runner [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Andrius Blaževičius
film profile
]
(Lithuania/Czech Republic), by Andrius Blazevicius, an intense thriller not suitable for the hypersensitive; and the French animated film My Father’s Secrets [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, by Véra 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 as part of the festival, a commitment to young talent, where they will be able to develop a feature film under the guidance of experts and enjoy the largest prizes from Spanish creative labs, 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 Irish filmmaker Neil Jordan, who will receive the award at the opening gala of the festival’s twelfth edition and will give a special screening of The Crying Game to mark the 30th anniversary of its premiere; to the great French actress Isabelle Huppert (at the closing gala); and to the Ukrainian director, Sergei Loznitsa, whose latest feature film will be screened, The Natural History of Destruction [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
.

Mallorca will also welcome major figures in European culture: filmmakers such as the Catalan Albert Serra, who will present Pacifiction [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Albert Serra
film profile
]
, after his premiere in the official section of the latest Cannes Festival; the always controversial Gaspar Noé with Vortex [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, a look at the last days of an elderly couple; Kike Maíllo will present his documentary El falsificador, on Oswald Aulestia Bach, one of the greatest art forgers in history; and the French Alain Guiraudie will present Nobody’s Hero [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Alain Guiraudie
film profile
]
, a film that combines terrorism and social comedy.

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

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(Translated from Spanish by Vicky York)

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