A celebration of the late British director Guy Hamilton (1922-2016), known for his James Bond films and other movie classics, will take place on the island of Mallorca on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, where the filmmaker filmed, fell in love with and retired on the Spanish island.
Among the accolades, will be a photo exhibit entitled “Guy Hamilton, a Director’s Life Behind the Scenes”, with images of Mr. Hamilton directing and relaxing with his stars on his sets. The photographs were generously loaned to the organizers by the Hamilton family, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM), and EON Productions. The festival will also screen some of Mr. Hamilton’s films that week at various city theatres:
- 28 June – ‘Goldfinger’ (1964)
- 12 July – ‘Live and Let Die’ (1973)
- 19 July – ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’ (1974)
The opening gala will be held in the Bellver Castle overlooking Palma bay, and will include the participation of Britt Ekland, who worked with him in “The Man With the Golden Gun”.
Sir Roger Moore, who starred in two of the James Bond films directed by Guy Hamilton, was invited, and had sent a personal note to be read during the homage. The beloved British actor, who passed away on May 23, will be remembered at the festival events and the opening gala.
The gala will include a clips tribute and a live concert by the “Chamber Film Orchestra”, featuring some of the sound tracks of films directed by Mr. Hamilton, followed by a gala dinner.
** The homage to Guy Hamilton is organised by the Mallorca Film Commission, in the frame of the convention of collaboration between the Foundation Mallorca Tourism of the Council of Mallorca and the ATB of the Government of the Balearic Islands.