Hay Festival is celebrating the return of the legendary Commissioner Maigret in a special way. The region of Wallonia, from where the father of our guest, Georges Simenon, hailed, has organised a treasure hunt for young people and readers, based on the adventures of the famous detective. Follow the steps of Georges Simenon, the famous Belgian writer, and try to win a trip to his home region, Wallonia, that inspired many of his novels. VISITWallonia invites you to take part in a short contest at the stand of the calle Real. This is an opportunity to discover Wallonia, in the south of Belgium; a beautiful green region, which is rich in heritage; and more specifically, a opportunity to get to know Liège, the birthplace of the author, and source of inspiration of many of the adventures of Maigret. Will you be as good a detective as him and be good enough to solve the riddle and try to win such a wonderful experience following in the footsteps of Simenon and Comissaire Maigret?
Meeting point: VISITWallonia stand.
The rules of the competition will be handed out from Friday at the Wallonia Stand, located next to the Hay Festival stand in Calle Real. The competition starts at 12.30pm and closes on Sunday, September 18 at 6.30pm at the LA CARCEL cinematheque, when the prizes are awarded. The first prize is 2 plane tickets, hotel, and for the second and third prizes: beers and comic book. Afterwards, at 6.45pm, the film 'Maigret', 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.