Marrakesh- The 13th edition of the Marrakesh Film Festival kicks off on Friday night. The 10 members of jury have already arrived in the red city.
The Feature Film Jury of the 13th International Film Festival of Marrakech will be chaired by the U.S. director Martin Scorsese. In addition to the American film director, the jury will consist of nine other national and international stars of cinema, including the Moroccan film maker Narjiss Nejjar.
Other jury members are American comedienne Patricia Clarkson, French Marion Cotillard, Iranian Golshifteh Farahani, German-Turkish film director Fatih Akin, Mexican Amat Escalante, Indian Anurag Kashyap, South Korean director Park Chan-Wook, and the Italian Paolo Sorrentino.
This year’s edition of the Marrakesh Festival will honor Moroccan actor Mohammed Khouyyi, American actress Sharone Stone, Argentinian filmmaker Fernando Solanas, Japanese filmmaker, Kore-Eda Hirokazu, and French actress Juliette Binoche.
The opening ceremony of the 13th edition of the festival will have an Indian flavor also this year with the premiere screening of the latest film by the director of DEVDAS, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and leading actress Deepika Padukone in attendance.
The International Film Festival of Marrakesh is an international film festival held annually in in the red city.
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