Daniel Brühl, Isabel Coixet & Susanne Bier To Be Honored At Evolution Mallorca As Spanish Festival Unveils 2023 Line-Up

The Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival, running from October 18 to 24 in the Spanish island’s capital of Palma, has unveiled its full line-up.

The festival will open with Spanish director Isabel Coixet’s new feature Un Amor, which recently world premiered at San Sebastian.

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Coixet will also be feted with the festival’s Evolution Vision Award at the opening night ceremony.

Other honorees will include German-Spanish actor Daniel Brühl, best known for his roles in Goodbye Lenin, Rush and The Alienist, and Danish writer and director Susanne Bier, whose recent credits include The Night Manager and The First Lady.

They will both receive Evolution Icon awards while there will also be screenings of Brühl’s most recent film The Movie Teller, as the closing film, and Rush and Bier’s 2010 feature In A Better World, which won the Best International Feature Film Oscar.

The 12th edition marks the festival’s largest selection to date with 140 titles screening across sections which include the International Feature Film Competition, Debut Feature Film Competition, the Made in Baleares (MIB) Feature Film Competition and the Drive In Cinema strand.

Further highlights include Spanish premieres for Nicole Paone’s The Kill Room, Emma Westenberg’s You Sing Loud, I Sing Louder and Sophie Barthes’ The Pod Generation. There will also be a special spotlight screening of David Fincher’s The Killer in collaboration with Netflix.

Best International Feature Film Oscar entries Wim Wenders’ Perfect Days (Japan) and Nikolaj Arcel’s The Promised Land (Denmark) also feature in the program.

Highlights of the industry program include a panel discussing the merits and pitfalls of casting and producing – with casting directors Luci Lenox and Iris Baumüller as well as actress and producer Rosie Fellner and The Promised Land producer Louise Vesth, and the festival’s annual Women In Leadership discussion with IFC Films Head Of Distribution Nicole Weis, Paone, Fellner and producer Nurhan Sekerci-Porst.

Local film company Palma Pictures will also run a locations tour of the island which has recently hosted the shoots of The Crown, The Mallorca Films and Special Ops: Lioness.

2023 Selection

International Feature Film

Un Amor (Sp)
Dir. Isabel Coixet

The Movie Teller (Fr-Sp-Chile)
Dir. Lone Scherfig

The Kill Room (US)
Dir. Nicole Paone

You Sing Loud, I Sing Louder (US)
Dir. Emma Westenberg

LaRoy (US)
Dir. Shane Atkinson

Perfect Days (Jp- Ger)
Dir. Wim Wenders

The Promised Land (Dk-Sw-Nor-Ger)
Dir. Nikolaj Arcel

The Pod Generation (UK)
Dir. Sophie Barthes

Debut Feature Films

The First Two (Hu)
Dir.  Balázs Szövényi-Lux

Six Weeks (Hu)
Dir. Noémi Veronika Szakonyi

The Young Arsonists (Can)
Dir. Sheila Pye

Made in Baleares Feature Film Competition

Tomorrow Somewhere by The Sea (Ger)
Dir. Patrick Büchting

Beach House (Sp)
Dir. Hèctor Hernández Vicens

Spotlight Screenings 

The Killer (US)
Dir. David Fincher

In a Better World (Dk, Sw)
Dir. Susanne Bier

Rush (UK, US)
Dir. Ron Howard

Documentary Feature Films

Sloane: A Jazz Singer (US)
Dir. Michael Lippert

I am Not (Isr)
Dir. Tomer Heymann

Earthbound: Nzambi Matee (Jp)
Dir. Farhoud Meybodi

Oceans Oblivion (Fr-Mon-Sp)
Dir. Mirella R. Abrisqueta

Made In Baleares Documentary Features

I Punk (Sp)
Dir. Dani Cuesta

Maria and the Lost Movie (Sp)
Dirs: Núria Abad Rivas, Marta Hierro Bravo

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