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19th Marrakech International Film Festival Takes Off

In addition to Paolo Sorrentino, a star-like group of world-class talent was set as the main judges of the 19th jury. Marrakech International Film Festival It will take place from November 11th to 19th in the city of Morocco.

In addition to Sorrentino, who was named chairman of the jury last month, panelists include Danish writer/director Suzanne Bier, Guatemalan-born American actor and producer Oscar Isaac, British actor Vanessa Kirby, Many winners include actor Diane Kruger and Australian director Justin Kurzel. , Lebanese director and actor Nadine Labaki, Moroccan director Laila Malakki, and French actor Tahar Rahim.

An international jury will award the Etoile d’Or to one of 14 feature films in a competition dedicated to the discovery of filmmakers from around the world.

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The Marrakech International Film Festival will be a particularly important edition for Marrakech as it will be the first in-person event since 2019, after being canceled in 2020 by the pandemic and also dashing hopes of a 2021 return. prize. The jury shows that past high-profile potential.

Marrakech was once a sleek, multicultural city that attracted big Hollywood stars. He then took a leave of absence in 2017 due to a reported lack of sponsorship, returning in 2018 under the management of Christoph Tergechte as artistic director.

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Cannes Critics Week veteran Remi Bonhomme was appointed Artistic Director in early 2020. This year marks the first physical edition of the year after working to keep the spirit of the event alive with a virtual iteration of the industry-focused Atlas His Workshop Project Market.

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