Magazine article Screen International

Expanding Mallorca Film Festival Sets 2016 Programme

Magazine article Screen International

Expanding Mallorca Film Festival Sets 2016 Programme

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The fifth Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival (EMIFF, November 3-12) is to pay tribute to US comedy actor and filmmaker, Danny DeVito.

As the centrepiece of the festival, DeVito will receive the inaugural 'Evolution Honorary Award'. To tie in with the event, there will be a special screening of DeVito's celebrated battle of the sexes comedy War Of The Roses, followed by an on-stage conversation with the actor.

Other highlights of the growing event, which takes place in Palma in the heart of Mallorca, have also now been confirmed.

The Opening Night gala is El Destierro, produced by local Goya nominated filmmakers Toni Bestard, Marcos Cabotá and Diana de la Cuadra. There will be narrative and documentary competition sections, a Drive in Cinema section at Port Adriano, and a Virtual Reality Zone at Co Co & Cia.

French director Fabienne Berthaud is expected in Palma for the "Spotlight" gala screening of his new feature Sky, starring Diane Krüger and Norman Reedus.

The Closing Night gala is Tour de France, directed by Rachid Djaidani (France) and starring Gerard Depardieu. …

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