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‘Gladiator’ & ‘Wonder Woman’ Star Connie Nielsen In Malta For Mediterrane Film Festival

‘Gladiator’ & ‘Wonder Woman’ Star Connie Nielsen In Malta For Mediterrane Film Festival
Jun 18 2024 Share

In addition to the already-stacked line-up of this year’s Mediterrane Film Festival, Danish actress Connie Nielsen, most recognised from her roles in ‘Gladiator’ and ‘Wonder Woman’ will be coming to the island for the festival’s second edition.

Nielsen is set to reprise her iconic role as Lucilla in the highly anticipated sequel to Ridley Scott’s Gladiator. Scheduled for release in 2024, the sequel promises to revisit the grandeur and political intrigue that captivated audiences in the original 2000 film.

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Launching her career in European cinema before making a successful transition to Hollywood in the late ’90s, she rose to international fame with her powerful performance in Gladiator. She portrayed Lucilla, the astute and resilient sister of Emperor Commodus, played by Joaquin Phoenix. Her nuanced portrayal won her widespread acclaim and cemented her status as a versatile and compelling actress.

Beyond her memorable role in Gladiator, Nielsen has made significant contributions to the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), where she stars as Queen Hippolyta, the formidable mother of Wonder Woman. She first donned the Amazonian armour in Wonder Woman (2017) and continued to inspire audiences in Wonder Woman 1984 (2020).

Connie Nielsen will participate in a special Q&A session on June 24th at Forti St. Elmo, following a screening of the original Gladiator.

This event offers fans a unique opportunity to engage with Nielsen and gain insights into her experiences on set, her views on the evolving landscape of Hollywood, and her thoughts on reprising one of her most iconic roles.

Those interested in attending the Q&A session must register in advance at mediterrane.com

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Edward Voted 2nd Favourite Islander As Racquel Secures First

Edward Voted 2nd Favourite Islander As Racquel Secures First
Jun 18 2024 Share

In a dramatic conclusion to Love Island Malta Season 2, Racquel emerged as the clear favourite islander, securing an impressive 44.44% of the public vote.

Edward Tortell took second place with 9.57% of the votes, a result that came as a shock to many viewers. Edward’s recent behaviour on the show has sparked considerable controversy, leading to an unexpected backlash from the public. Despite this, he stood at the runner-up position, suggesting a divided opinion among the fanbase.

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Kyonne followed in third place with 8.75% of the vote, while Kyannah secured fourth with 7.78%. Both contestants have garnered a loyal following throughout the season, but it was Racquel’s journey in the villa that resonated most with viewers, leading her to victory.

The outcome of the vote has stirred discussions on social media, especially concerning Edward’s surprising second-place finish. Fans of the show are divided, with some expressing discontent over his placement, citing his contentious actions in recent episodes. Despite this, Racquel’s triumph has been celebrated widely, marking a satisfying end to an eventful season of Love Island Malta.

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Discover Unity Through Film at the Mediterrane Film Festival in Malta

Mediterrane Film Festival Launches This Year's Masterclasses
Jun 18 2024 Share

The second edition of the Mediterrane Film Festival will take place from June 22nd to 30th, 2024, featuring the theme “Unity Through Film.”

Under the leadership of new artistic director Teresa Cavina, the festival promises a film journey celebrating diverse storytelling and creative innovation from around the Mediterranean and beyond.

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This year’s festival boasts a meticulously curated official selection spread across four distinct programming lines. The Main Competition highlights 15 films from the Mediterranean region, competing for the Golden Bee Awards, to be announced on June 30th. The Out of Competition section features films from every corner of the world, showcasing global film excellence.

The Mare Nostrum category, meaning “Our Sea,” focuses on narrative and documentary films that delve into themes of nature, sustainability, and the environment, promoting a global conversation on these critical issues. Lastly, the Future Visions segment introduces cutting-edge immersive reality projects, including 360° videos and XR installations, offering a glimpse into the future of storytelling.

Film screenings, masterclasses and panel discussions will be available to the public from June 23rd to 29th. Tickets can be reserved online at www.mediterrane.com/tickets

Stay updated by subscribing and following the festival on social media.

Don’t miss this out on 45 screenings from 34 countries, including an outdoor theatre at Pjazza San Gorg.

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Hungover England Fan Wakes Up In Empty Stadium After Three Lions’ Win

Hungover England Fan Wakes Up In Empty Stadium After Three Lions' Win
Jun 18 2024 Share

In the latest hilarious Euro 2024 incident, an England fan found himself waking up at 4 AM inside the Arena AufSchalke stadium after falling asleep during England’s 1-0 victory over Serbia. The fan, whose video has since gone viral, captured the surreal moment as he awoke to find himself alone in a completely empty stadium.

 

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The video shows the groggy fan, seemingly hungover and bewildered, as he looks around the vast, deserted stands. According to the fan’s account, he dozed off during what he described as a rather uneventful match and remarkably, was not disturbed throughout the entire night. The Arena AufSchalke staff, apparently, either missed or simply left the sleeping supporter undisturbed.

As the video continues to make the rounds online, it has drawn reactions ranging from laughter to disbelief, with many joking about the dedication required to support a team even through the most monotonous of matches. The fan’s unexpected overnight stay at the stadium has certainly added a humorous twist to England’s victory celebrations and serves as a reminder of the unpredictable and often entertaining nature of football fandom.

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