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Ben Kingsley Take Part in King Tut Series to be filmed in Morocco

By Wassima Boujrad Fez - The English actor, Ben Kingsley, best known for his role as Mohandas Gandhi in the 1982 film Gandhi, is confirmed to join to the King Tut television series expected to be partially shot in Morocco. Tutankhamen was one of the famous ancient Egyptian kings whose tomb was discovered for the first time in 1920. Ben Kingsleywill play Aye, one of the principle roles, who was the King Tuta ...

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Foreign Movie Productions in Morocco Exceed MAD 500 Million in 2014

By Sapha Bouamara Rabat - During the first six months of this year, the value of investments in foreign films in Morocco reached up to MAD 502 million, with a total of twenty-two foreign movies and TV productions filmed before the end of this past month. Morocco has been always known for its great and big landmarks, like the Kasbahs of Ouarzazate, the exotic monuments in Marrakech or Tangier’s breathtaking ...

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US actors praise Morocco’s rich architecture

Fez - On June 24th, Tyrant, an American television drama, will premiere. The series is created by Israeli  writer Gideon Raff, and is developed and produced by Howard Gordon and Craig Wright. According to the series' official Facebook page, Tyrant is the story of “the son of a Middle Eastern ruler who returns home after a self-imposed 20-year exile to face the reality of his country he left.” Tyrant was fil ...

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Bruce Willis Participates in New Movie Shooting in Marrakech

Rabat- Following Tom Hanks, who shot his movie “A Hologram for a King” in Casablanca and Marrakesh, Bruce Willis is currently in Marrakesh for the shooting of Barry Levinson's next movie, "Rock the Kasbah ". Cap on head and bottle of water in hand,  Bruce Willis was seen on Tuesday taking a walk in Gueliz, downtown Marrakesh. According to Daily Pulpy news website, the American star is filming ‘’Rock The Kas ...

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After Bursting Their Soccer Ball, Tom Hanks Teaches Moroccan Boys Baseball

Tinejdad, Morocco- Hollywood Star Apologizes for Film Crew Accidentally Bursting Boys’Soccer Ball by Teaching All-American Baseball American film star Thomas Jeffrey Hanks, known popularly as Tom Hanks, taught a handful of Moroccan boys how to play the national American game of baseball after “a production truck accidentally ran over their soccer ball and exploded it.” Half of dozen Moroccan boys were playi ...

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The Patrol Filmed in Morocco receives international recognition

Marrakech - Last Friday, the first showing in Morocco of The Patrol took place at Café du Livre in Marrakesh. The film, directed by Tom Petch of Salt Films from the UK, was shot in 2013  and filmed entirely at a location in the Agafahy desert 40 miles from Marrakech. The film was awarded the Film of the Festival at the Raindance Film Festival in 2013 and was nominated for the British Independent Film awards ...

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Horses of God Gives Firsthand Account of Life in Morocco’s Slums

Casablanca - Horses of God, directed by Nabil Ayouch, is a haunting and unprecedented film about the 2003 Casablanca suicide bombings. Horses of God gives a firsthand account of life in the slums of Morocco’s cosmopolitan, economic capital. The movie is set in the Sidi Moumen slums and follows two brothers, Yacine and Hamid, as they grow from young boys who play football in the slum to the men who take part ...

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Tom Hanks Gets Lost in Moroccan Desert, Saved by Mules

Casablanca- Tom Hanks had come to Morocco to shoot scenes for the film “A Hologram for the King”, but the Oscar-winning actor ended up having an unprecedented adventure in the Moroccan desert that he is not likely to forget anytime soon. According to Aujourd’hui le Maroc, Hanks recently experienced a real-life version of his “Cast Away.” Hanks got lost in the Moroccan desert, roaming around aimlessly with t ...

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Latest Star Wars film reportedly to begin filming in Morocco

New York - According to a Badass Digest report earlier this week, production and filming of Star Wars Episode VII will begin in Morocco this May. The director of the film, JJ Abrams, is rumored to have decided on Morocco for its desert-like topography as a backdrop for Star Wars planet Tatooine. “George Lucas originally shot some Tatooine scenes in Morocco for the original trilogy although most of them were ...

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Documentary ‘Tinghir-Jerusalem: Echoes from Mellah’ screened in Washington suburb

Rockville, State of Maryland - The documentary "Tinghir-Jerusalem: Echoes from Mellah" by French-Moroccan filmmaker Kamal Hachkar was screened, on Sunday in the city of Rockville (Suburb of Washington D.C) at the initiative of the Association of Moroccan Diaspora in America (AMDA). The Moroccan-born movie director explores in this documentary the 2000-year-old mellah (Jewish quarter) in his family’s village ...

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Close To 40 Movies To Be Screened In Tetouan Festival Of Mediterranean Cinema

Tetouan - A total of 38 short and long movies and documentaries, representing Mediterranean countries, will be screened during the 20th Tetouan festival of Mediterranean movies held in this Moroccan northern city this March 29 through April 5. The Festival opened in the presence of several Arab and Moroccan stars, cinema professionals and intellectuals. The festival jury, chaired by Spanish director, Ismael ...

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Twelve Moroccan Movies in Geneva Oriental Film Festival

Geneva- Twelve Moroccan movies, including four long movies, are competing for the awards of the Geneva oriental film festival, taking place from April 4 through 13, according to MAP.  Moroccan novelist and poet, Tahar Benjelloun, was selected to be the honorary chairman of the festival jury. He will also chair the international contest jury, the same source added. The 2014 edition will focus on Syrian cinem ...

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