MI6 reports from Valencia where the Spanish premiere of "Quantum of Solace" was held on Thursday night...

Quantum of Solace Valencia Premiere
9th November 2008

Although Spain is the last territory in Europe for "Quantum of Solace" to go on general release, Thursday night (6th November 2008) saw Daniel Craig and Olga Kurylenko walk the red carpet for the Spanish premiere at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia.

In the afternoon before the premiere, Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Guillen Cuervo and director Marc Forster attended a photocall at Las Arenas Hotel in the city.

In addition to cast and crew, which also included Spanish actor Fernando Guillén Cuervo, director Marc Foster and producer Barbara Broccoli, the premiere was attended by a host of names in the public eye, with many attending the after show party at a club in Valencia marina.

With Spain's level of music and DVD piracy among the highest in Europe, security was particularly tight, with 1,500 staff on hand to prevent mobile phones being taken in to the screening.

According to the Spanish media, the budget for the premiere was €400,000, of which €150,000 was provided equally by Valencia's town hall, the regional government and Valencian company Grupotec. Additional publicity came from Valencia's Canal 9 television station, which dedicated a program to the new Bond movie.

"Quantum of Solace" opens nationwide in Spain on Friday 21st November 2008.

Additional events are to be held in Sydney and Tokyo later this month.

Thanks to David Leigh.

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