Queen Letizia arrived in Mallorca this Sunday, July 31, accompanied by her daughters, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía, to start her summer vacation. And on her first day on the Balearic island, she presided over her first official act, since she and King Felipe are going to combine rest and family days with cultural and institutional events. Doña Letizia presided over the closing ceremony of the XII edition of the Atlantica Mallorca Film Festival 2022 (AMFF), in which the French actress Isabelle Huppert received the Masters of Cinema award.
Shortly before nine o’clock in the evening, the queen arrived at the Cultural Center of Misericòrdia, in Palma, where she was received by the Balearic authorities; among them the president of the government, Francina Armengol; the government delegate to the Balearic Islands, Aina Calvo; the President of Parliament, Vicenç Thomàs, or the Mayor of the Mallorcan capital, José Hila. The Minister of Culture and Sports, Miquel Iceta, was also present. Also among those present at the gala were artist Marina Abramovic, who greeted the Queen upon her arrival; director Nacho Vigalondo and actress Leticia Dolera, who were part of the competition jury. Actor Omar Ayuso, director Gaspar Noé and actor Eneko Sagardoy were other personalities from the world of cinema who did not miss the event.
The famous actress Isabelle Huppert, winner of two César, a BAFTA and a Golden Globe, thanked the award, saying she was “very happy” with the recognition and thanking the Queen, who awarded her the prize, for her “film support”. “. Huppert, who spoke in Catalan as well as English and French, received long applause after which he thanked for an award that recognizes the excellence of a career developed over 140 films: “I am very happy to receive the Master of Cinema of this very special and particular festival that supports the cinema of the future, because cinema needs to move forward Also to the past so as not to forget, but without a doubt it you have to look to the future to have hope”, underlined the interpreter, also nominated in 2017 for an Oscar for best actress for her work in the film She.
The director of the Atlàntida Mallorca Film Fest, Jaume Ripoll, joined in the Queen’s thanks for her “support for culture” and for her presence at the closing ceremony of this “complex and unique” festival, which Doña Letizia was already present last year to present an award to actress Judi Dench. For the occasion, she wore a summer dress in black satin from Zara, once again betting on a Spanish brand. low cost.
During the closing gala of the film festival, the prizes of the official section in competition were also awarded. Specifically, the Critics’ Award for Bruno Reidal: Confession of a murderer, by Vincent LePort; the public prize was awarded to soul of a beast, by Lorenz Merz; There was a special mention for So far so goodby Francesc Cuéllar, and the prize for best film went to Soft by Samuel Theis, whose directors receive 10,000 euros for the recognition and distribution of the film.
Later, everyone enjoyed the premiere of the documentary the counterfeiter, first documentary by Catalan filmmaker Kike Maíllo, who was also present at the closing of a festival that ended with a concert by Amaia, who became known for her participation in the talent competition Operation Triumph.
This afternoon you were able to see the entire royal family in Majorca for the first time. King Felipe arrived on the Balearic island last Thursday. On Friday he played in the traditional reception of local authorities at the Almudaina Palace, and on Saturday we saw him in the bay of Palma practicing one of his favorite sports: it was his training day on board Aifos 500, in training for the 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE de Vela that the city hosts. According to the agenda of the Royal House, this Monday afternoon will be time for the traditional summer inn, when the King and Queen will come with their two daughters, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía, to the Charterhouse of Valldemossa.