December 2 to 10, 2016 are the dates set for the 16th Marrakech Film Festival.
Your chance to see films not ordinarily shown in film theatres elsewhere.
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The festival pays homage to the French actress Isabelle Adjani, Moroccan comedian Abderrahim Tounsi , Japanese director and actor, and Dutch cinema master Paul Verhoeven
Marrakech Film Festival will take place this year 2015 from December 4th to 12th.
A good time to be in the exotic city of Marrakech. Come and stay with us while you enjoy the 15th Marrakech Film Festival – we have a 20% discount for an affordable stay.
Francis Ford Coppola will be the Jury President.
Marrakech International Film Festival continues to explore the contours of world cinematography by paying tribute to Canadian cinema — Atom Egoyan, David Cronenberg, James Cameron, Paul Haggis, Guy Maddin, Sarah Polley and more.
Martin Scorsese and his band of jurists – Fatih Akin, Patricia Clarkson, Marion Cotillard, Amat Escalante, Golshifteh Farahani, Anurag Kashyap, Narjiss Nejjar, Park Chan-wook and Paolo Sorrentino – have announced the winners of the 2013 Marrakech International Film Festival.
The South Korean director Lee Su-jin took the grand festival prize ‘The Golden Star’, for his drama Han Gong-Ju. The jury prize was given to American Jeremy Saulnier for his arty revenge film Blue Ruin, he shared the prize with Carlos Machado Quintela for The Swimming Pool.
Best Director went to Andrea Pallaoro (USA, Italy and Mexico) for Medeas, while Best Actress went to Alicia Vikander for the film Hotell by Lisa Langseth, from Sweden. Best performance by an actor went to Didier Michon and Slimane Dazi for the film Fevers by Hicham Ayouch (France and Morocco).
The festival, with the support of the Moroccan king, screened 15 films over eight days and paid special tribute to Scandinavian cinema and artists, as well as honoring the US actress Sharon Stone and the Moroccan actor Mohamed Khouyi.
Another 110 films from 23 countries were also screened throughout the festival’s duration.
Read more about the festival here: http://en.festivalmarrakech.info
Marrakech is readying itself for its 13th annual Film Festival, which will run from 29 November – 7 December. The latest celebrity news is that Oscar Winner Marion Cotillard will join American director Martin Scorsese (President on this year’s jury) on the judging panel. She joins an ever-increasing number of big-star international names who will sit on the jury this year, including Oscar nominee Patricia Clarkson, Amat Escalante, Paolo Sorrentino, Korean director Park Chan-wook, Indian filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and Turkish director Fatih Akin. The jury votes on the festival’s top prize, the Golden Star, as well as many other prizes like best film, best actor and best actress.
The festival will open with the Indian film Ram-leela, the latest by director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who will be in attendance with leading actress Deepika Padukone. The film is a modern version of Romeo and Juliet and it harks back to 2012 when the Marrakech International Film Festival was dedicated to Indian cinema in 2012. True to its international focus, the festival will pay tribute to Scandinavian cinema on 5 December.