Moroccan filmmaker Tala Hadid is a jury member for the 2018 edition.
The Marrakech International Film Festival starts on November 30. 80 films from 29 countries will be screened from 30 November to 8 December.
Only a few days separated us from the big Moroccan film festival. For nine days, Marrakech will become Hollywood in the region again. Red carpets, photographer flashes, bright smiles of national and international stars. Glamor and cinema meet from November 30 to December 8 in Ocher City for the 17th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival (FIFM). This year, 14 films will be screened to win the Golden Star of Marrakech as part of the Official Competition. According to the FIFM press release, eclectic selection will highlight some of the world of cinematography from various regions of the world. We have four European films: All Good (Germany), Joy (Austria), Irina (Bulgaria) and The Load (Serbia). Latin America is represented by three works: Alejandra Márquez Abella The Good Girls (Las niñas bien), Rojo de Benjamín Naishtat and The Chambermaid (La Camarista) by Lila Aviles.
The official competition also includes American films Kent Jones Diane, Zhu Xin Chinese Vanishing Days (Manyou) and Japanese Red Snow Sayaka Kai (Akai yuki). From the MENA region, we can see Moroccan films "Urgent" by Mohcine Besri, "Akasha" from Sudan, "The Giraffe" by Egyptian Ahmed Magdy and "Look at me" by Tunisian Nejib Belkadhi.
These films will be decided by a jury consisting of nine symbolic figures in the film. Names have been announced. Mister President, American James Gray will join Indian actress Ileana & Cruz, Moroccan filmmaker Tala Hadid, Lebanese filmmaker and visual artist Joana Hadjithomas, American actress Dakota Johnson, director of British director Lynne Ramsay, German actor Daniel Brühl, director France's Laurent Cantet and Mexican director Michel Franco. The long-awaited gala night at the festival will feature six main auteur films. «At the opening of the 17th edition, the Festival featured" At the Gate of Immortality ", an extraordinary" biopic "dedicated to the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh, directed by Julian Schnabel, one of the most famous artists and directors today, in the face of a large distribution ", underlining the FIFM statement.
Also in this program is a preview of new films by great filmmakers such as Valeria Golino (Italy), Alfonso Cuarón (Mexico), Peter Farrelly (United States), Abu Bakr Shawky (Egypt) and Nadine Labaki (Lebanon). For their part, fans of the "Special Session" section will find various films from various horizons (Norway, Nigeria, Colombia, Kenya, the United States, Egypt, France, and Argentina). In total, 11 films will be screened as part of this section. This year, FIFM proposes a new "11th Continent" section that will present 14 fictions and documentaries with single and innovative writings from brave filmmakers from Thailand, Lebanon, Croatia, South Africa, Austria, the Philippines and the United States. Between "Official Competition", "Gala Session", "Special Session", "11th Continent", "Moroccan Cinema Panorama", section "Young Audience", "Jemaa El Fna Projection", "Cinema in audio description" and sections "Tributes", 80 films from 29 countries will be screened for the 17th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival.
Tribute to Moroccan cinema
The 2018 edition of FIFM will pay homage to national cinema, the wealth and creativity of its authors. Seven Moroccan films will be inaugurated in Marrakech. Among the creations of this film, we found "Faouzi Bensaïdi" Volubilis "with Mouhcine Malzi, Nadia Kounda, Abdelhadi Taleb, Nezha Rahil, and Mouna Fettou. There was also a documentary" We Could Be Heroes "by Hind Bensari," The Healer "(Mbarkaa / The Healer) by Mohamed Zineddaine and" Sofia "by Meryem Benm & # 39; Barek. Lovers of national production will also be able to find" Stateless "Narjiss Nejjar (If mawtin / Apatride)," Catharsys or land from a world that lost "belonged to Hicham Lasri's Yassine Marco Marroccu and" Jahiliya ".