The sixteenth edition of the Hay Festival Segovia will be held from September 16 to 19, 2021. For the first time, to celebrate the heritage of Castilla y León there will be a series of previous events in various venues in the region. All events will be in-person — some will be streamed too — respecting the security protocols. More information here.
The awards ceremony for the quiz on Commissaire Maigret, the mythical character from the books penned by Georges Simenon, will take place during an event at which the latest film inspired by the famous investigator will also be screened. Florence Vanholsbeeck, economic and trade counsellor, and representative of Wallonia-Brussels International (WBI) will present the prizes. The winner will receive a trip to Liège, the city of Georges Simenon's birth, and a visit to the places where his stories are set. There will be books, comics and gifts for the other participants.
The 'Maigret' film, directed by Patrice Leconte and starring Gerard Depardieu as the legendary commissioner, will be screened. The recently released film is based on the novel 'Maigret and the Dead Girl’, which Simenon published in 1954.
The film will be screened in original version with Spanish subtitles.
Maigret et la jeune morte. Running time 89 minutes, 2022, France.