THE controversial blockbuster The Da Vinci Code starring Tom Hanks will be shown in English, at the Ocimax multiplex from Friday, and tickets are already on sale at the box office or via internet. The film is opening in Palma just two days after its premiere in Cannes.
Director Ron Howard's adaptation of the Dan Brown bestseller has triggered a new wave of protests among Christians for suggesting Christ married Mary Magdalene and they established a dynasty which the Church stopped at nothing to try to cover up. In South Korea yesterday a court rejected a petition by a Christian group to block the movie release in the country, which has one of the highest proportions of Christians in Asia. In the mainly Catholic Philippines, censors gave The Da Vinci Code an “adults only” rating, saying that it required “mature discernment” because of the plot. In India, the government has decided to show the film to Catholic groups before taking a decision on clearing it for a scheduled release later this week, while Thailand will suppress the last 15 minutes. In Palma, however, it will be shown uncut and, judging by advance ticket sales, to packed houses..
From: May 19.
Times: 4.15, 7.15 and 10.15pm.
Cinema: Ocimax.
Address: Valldemossa road, opposite Carrefour.
Tel: 971 750673.