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16th Marrakech International Film Festival to Be Held on December 2-10

Rabat - The 16th Marrakech International Film Festival will be held on December 2-10, the Festival's Foundation announced Sunday in a statement. The Marrakech International Film Festival was created in 2001 by King Mohammed VI. The event is organized by the Marrakech Film Festival Foundation under the chairmanship of HRH Prince Moulay Rachid. A key cinema event in Morocco and on the international stage, the ...

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‘Vikings’ and ‘Sherlock’ to Feature Scenes Shot in Morocco

Rabat - The next seasons of the series "Vikings" and "Sherlock" will feature scenes shot in Morocco, according to the Huff Post Maroc, citing informed sources. The Irish-Canadian historical drama television series, “Vikings,” written and created by Michael Hirst will shoot some scenes for its fifth season in Erfoud, a city in the south east of Morocco, according to the report.  “Sherlock” series 4, the film ...

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The Surprising Return of the 2 Innocent Criminals: Prison Break in Morocco

Rabat - Dominic Purcell, one of the stars of the famous television series Prison Break, posted photos of him during a recent trip to Morocco. #morocco ......me and my bro and stuntman @johnnymacstunts ......... Ready to throw down over an #umbrella to hide from the sun!!!!!! I thought the valley #california was HOT !! Damn !!!! A photo posted by Dominicpurcell (@dominicpurcell) on May 21, 2016 at 2:22pm PDT ...

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Cannes 2016: Morocco’s Houda Benyamina Wins Golden Camera Award

Rabat - Franco-Moroccan filmmaker Houda Benyamina won Sunday Cannes 2016's Golden Camera Award for her first feature film Divines, according to Europe 1.  Houda received her award with unconcealed joy and enthusiasm. The 35 Franco-Moroccan film director whose speech while receiving the prize was very feminist, called on women to be more present in the world of cinema. “I kept always saying that I do not car ...

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Tom Hanks: Morocco Made Me Change My Stereotypes About Muslim Countries

Rabat - American actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks said that his visit to Morocco has changed his stereotyped view of Muslim countries. In a promotion of his new film “A Hologram for the King” Hanks went back on a film he made in Morocco ten years to explain how he used to have a stereotypical view toward Islamic society. When asked if “A Hologram for the King is partly redressing the balance with all the anti- ...

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Nomadic Filmland Academy Hosts Filmmaking Program in Marrakech on May 21-25

Rabat - The Nomadic Filmland Academy, an international platform for nomads around the world, recently announced its filmmaking program, which will be directed by international experts who will join participants in Marrakech on May 21-25. The program is a series of workshops, including “Digital Cinema,” which will be led by Marco Zaccaria, and “1001 Views,” to be managed by Roberta Chimera. The program will ...

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Bollywood Stars Dance to Soundtrack of Film Shot in Marrakech

Rabat - Pictures and videos of Bollywood superstars Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif dancing to the song of an upcoming film have gone viral on social media recently. Fans have shared widely on Instagram a number of photos and videos taken on location at the movie shoots of Indian actors Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif in Morocco for Anurag Basu's film “Jagga Jasoos.” A video shared on Saturday on Twitter show ...

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Last Surviving ‘Casablanca’ Actress Dies at 92

Rabat - Madeleine LeBeau, the last surviving cast member of the 1942 film Casablanca, died in Spain at the age of 92. The French actress, who played Yvonne, the jilted lover of Humphrey Bogart's Rick Blaine in the iconic World War II movie, died on May 1 from complications following a broken thigh bone, her stepson, filmmaker Carlo Alberto Pinelli, told the Hollywood Reporter. “Lebeau was cremated, and her ...

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‘Tinghir-Jerusalem’ Opens Moroccan Judaism Movie Week in Berlin

Berlin - ''Tinghir-Jerusalem: Mellah echoes'' by Kamal Hachkar was screened on Sunday in Berlin, at the opening of the Moroccan Judaism movie week, held on May 8-12 in the German capital. The movie, presented at the Judaism Museum in Berlin as part of this event, traces the journey of Moroccan Jews who left Tinghir (southern Morocco) and immigrated to Israel. It sheds light on the lives of the Jews in this ...

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Mohammed Choukri Film Censored in Nador Film Festival

Rabat - A documentary on the life of the late internationally acclaimed Moroccan writer Mohamed Choukri was removed from the program of the fifth annual “Le Festival International De Cinéma et Mémoire Commune De Nador” to be held May 2-7 in the northern city of Nador. Titled "Choukri, A Sincere Man," the documentary was taken off the festival’s schedule for fear it would “offend the conservative audience.” ...

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The Goethe Institute of Rabat to Host “The Beloved Sisters”

By Nada Afa Rabat - The Goethe institute of Rabat is organizing a film projection on the 27th of April at 6:30pm. The film will be screened in German with French subtitles. In addition, entrance is free.  “The Beloved Sisters” is a 2014 German biographical film written and directed by Dominik Graf, starring Hannah Herzsprung, Henriette Confurius, Florian Stetter, Claudia Messner, Roland Zehrfeld, and Maja M ...

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Human Rights Thursday Screens Leyla Bouzid’s “As I open my eyes”

By Nada Afa Rabat - Human Rights Thursday is an event organized by  Association of Mediterranean’s Meetings of Culture and Human Rights (ARMCDH), and hosted by 7ème art cinema in Rabat. Founded in 2010, ARMCDH is an organization whose mission is to promote the culture of human rights through cinematographic works. Besides “Human Rights Thursday” ARMCDH also organizes other events, such as “Children’s Mornin ...

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