Cinema

Moroccan-American Filmmaker Launches Campaign to Fund 9/11 Independent Film

New Jersey - It’s been thirteen years since terrorists set their sights on America on September 11, 2001. Nearly 3,000 people were killed, thousands more had their lives changed forever, a whole country went into mourning and the entire world was left changed.  Moroccan-American filmmaker Yossera Bouchtia has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of her latest film “I Am Selma.” In the film ...

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Egyptian Cinema Official Denies Insulting Moroccan Former Minister

Taroudant - Waleed Seif, head of the National Centre for Cinema, apologized to Moroccans and denied claims raised from insulting social media posts satirizing the way Moroccan ex-minister Touriya Jabrane received Egyptian actor Adel Imam at the Marrakech International Film Festival. Waleed Seif claims his Facebook page was hacked, with hackers writing the insulting statements to shake, “The deep respect [he ...

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Marrakech Film Festival: Russian Film “Reintegration Class” Wins Golden Asterisk

Marrakech- Ivan Twardowski’s film “Reintegration Class" won the golden asterisk prize at the 14th annual Marrakech International Film Festival which took place in Marrakech December 5 through December 13. The Russian film portrays a disabled girl who decides to return to return to her studies many years after dropping out of school, and succeeds despite cruel teaching staff who provide no encouragement. The ...

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Alan Rickman Wants to Shoot a Movie in Marrakech

Marrakech -  The famous English actor and director Alan Rickman, a member of the jury of the Marrakech Festival, said Thursday he was fascinated by the secular and modern character of Marrakech where he would like to shoot one of his movies. "Obviously, I'd love to shoot in Morocco. I want to make a film in this great place, Marrakech, a secular and modern city, where every door, every entry tells a story. ...

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Marrakech Festival Pays Tribute to Japanese Cinema

Marrakech - The 14th International Marrakech Film Festival on Tuesday paid tribute to the masters of the Levant in the history of cinema in Japan, this year's country of honor. After Scandinavian cinema, the Festival celebrated this year Japanese cinema, which is part of the largest and richest film industries in the world, at a party marked by the presence of a strong delegation of Japanese actors, directo ...

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14th Marrakech International Film Festival Pays Vibrant Tribute to Viggo Mortensen

Marrakech- The 14th Marrakech International Film Festival on Sunday night paid vibrant tribute to American Actor Viggo Mortensen, who received the "Festival Star". "Acting gets a new meaning with an outstanding actor like Viggo Mortensen," said French actress, director and singer Melanie Laurent, who presented the award to the talented American actor. Mortensen is "multi-talented artist" in cinema, poetry, ...

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14th Marrakech International Film Festival opens

Marrakech  - The 14th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival opened, on Friday, under the patronage of HM King Mohammed VI. Like every year, the opening ceremony of this must-attend event was marked by the presence of several figures from the culture and movie industry, in addition to other spheres. Many movie-goers came to welcome international guests walking the red carper as British actor J ...

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Hollywood: Having ‘Mohammed’ as Lead Actor Won’t Get a Film Financed

Rabat - In an interview with US Variety Magazine, British director Ridely Scott has unveiled that tackling Islam-related topics in Hollywood will not get a film financed. Promoting his upcoming movie Exodus: Gods and Kids, which tells the story of Moses, the director of Gladiator responded to criticism online stemmed from his decision to cast white American, European and Australian actors in most of the key ...

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Because of Ebola Batman vs. Superman to Relocate from Morocco to New Mexico Desert

Rabat - After it was reported last summer that the crew of blockbuster movie Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice will be heading to Morocco as the movie's next filming location, a local station named KOAT 7 said that the film producers were reportedly forced to relocate to the desert of New Mexico due to the recent Ebola virus in Africa. A news report from the Albuquerque-based station said that the movie' ...

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Shah Rukh Khan’s Happy New Year to Be Showcased in Marrakech Film Festival

Rabat - Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s 'Happy New Year' has been officially invited to be screened at the 14th edition of the Marrakech Film Festival, which will take place on December 5-13. 'Happy New Year', a heist drama with dollops of dance and music, will be screened in the non-competition section of the Marrakech film festival, Indian media reported. Starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Ab ...

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‘The Orchestra of Blinds’ to Represent Morocco at Marrakech Film Festival

Fez- The film ‘’The Orchestra of Blinds’’ will represent Morocco in the 14th edition of the Marrakech Film Festival, which will take place on December 5-13. The film appears on a list released by The Hollywood Reporter, an American film website. The film is directed by Mohammed Mouftakir, and tells the story of a famous orchestra chief who forces his eldest son, Minou, to work hard and rank first in his cla ...

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Agadir to Hold International Amazigh Film Festival

Fez- In partnership with the local municipality, the Issni N’Ourgh Association is organizing the eighth International Amazigh Film Festival from November 12 to 18 in Agadir. This year’s festival celebrates human rights through the filmography of director and producer Mylène Soloy. Six long films, nineteen short films, and ten documentaries along with ten foreign films are in competition. In the Guest Cinema ...

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