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