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Marrakech International Film Festival Starts, Films Screened in the Festival and Jury Members

Jury Members in the Marrakech Film Festival, Image Credit - REDIT: SIFE ELAMINE
Jury Members in the Marrakech Film Festival, Image Credit - REDIT: SIFE ELAMINE

The Marrakech Film Festival is back with a bang this year after being interrupted last year. The 17th edition opened on November 30 with a bunch of films competing to win the titles from the juries who are present at this auspicious festival.

The Film Festival this year is ready to host some of the best highlights like the tribute to Robert De Niro and Agnes Varda and the masterclass with Martin Scorsese, Guillermo Del Toro, and Fremaux. Celebrity powerhouses Monica Bellucci, Gilles Lellouche, Tahar Rahim, Gael Garcia Bernal, Viggo Mortensen, and Gaspard Ulliel are also attending the Festival to make it even more special.

The Morocco Prince, Moulay Rachid runs the Festival while Christoph Terhechte, the former head of Forum Section in Berlin Film Festival, Christoph Terhechte leads the new programming team. The festival began on November 30 and ends on December 8. Below are the lists of Jury members and the films screened in the festival.

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Jury President:

James Gray (The Immigrant)

Jury members:

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Dakota Johnson (Suspiria)

Lynne Ramsay (You Were Never Really Here)

Laurent Cantet (The Class)

Ileana D'Cruz (Barfi!) - Indian actress

Joana Hadjithomas (I Want to See) - Lebanese filmmaker

Tala Hadid (House in the Fields) - Moroccan director

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Daniel Bruhl - German actor

Michel Franco (April's Daughter) - Mexican Director 

Films Screened in the Marrakech Film Festival 

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THE ACCUSED

Director: Gonzalo Tobal

Country: Argentina, Mexico

AT ETERNITY'S GATE

Director: Julian Schnabel

Country: USA, France

BIRDS OF PASSAGE 

Director: Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra

Country: Colombia, Mexico, France, Danemark

CAPERNAUM 

Director: Nadine Labaki

Country: Lebanon

DIVINE WIND

Director: Merzak Allouache

Country: Algeria, France, Qatar, Lebanon

EUFORIA

Director: Valeria Golino

Country: Italy

EXT. NIGHT

Director: Ahmad Abdalla

Country: Egypte, Emirats Arabes Unis

SUR LES ROUTES DU SUD (GREEN BOOK)

Director: Peter Farrelly

Country: Etats-Unis

HER SMELL

Director: Alex Ross Perry

Country: Etats-Unis

LIONHEART

Director: Genevieve Nnaji

Country: Nigeria

LES ROSES VENENEUSES

Director: Ahmed Fawzi Saleh

Country: Egypte, France, Qatar, Emirats Arabes Unis

RAFIKI

Director: Wanuri Kahiu

Country: Kenya, Afrique du Sud, France, Liban, Norvege, Pays-Bas, Allemagne

C'EST CA L'AMOUR (REAL LOVE)

Director: Claire Burger

Country: France

ROMA

Director: Alfonso Cuarón

Country: Mexique

THE TOWER 

Director: Mats Grorud

Country: France, Suède, Norvège

WILDLIFE: UNE SAISON ARDENTE

Director: Paul Dano

Country: Etats-Unis

YOMEDDINE 

Director: A.B. Shawky

Country: Egypt, Autriche, Etats-Unis

Marrakech International Film Festival Starts, Films Screened in the Festival and Jury Members

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