Rabat - American director Francis Ford Coppola will be the president of the jury of the 15th edition of the Marrakesh Film Festival.
Rabat – American director Francis Ford Coppola will be the president of the jury of the 15th edition of the Marrakesh Film Festival.
Based on a communiqué from the foundation of the Marrakesh Film Festival, Francis Ford Coppola will chair the jury of the 15th edition of the Marrakesh film festival which will last from December 4 to December 12.
The American film director had declared that Morocco was one of his favorite places and that he was glad and honored to attend the Film Festival. He shared the fact that his grandmother was born in Tunisia and remembers the stories she would tell him about where she came from. This, in addition to the fact that Morocco was the first country to acknowledge the independence of American colonies makes him feel welcomed in this country.
Francis Ford Coppola is a Hollywood director, producer and screenwriter. He is part of the new Hollywood wave that revolutionized the American moviemaking in the end of the 60s. He won three academy awards plus two Palme d’Or. Some of his works had a planetary success among them The Godfather, The Conversation, The Great Gatsby, and Apocalypse Now.
Francis Ford founded his own studio “American Zoetrope” in 1969. His studio contributed to the successful careers of producers such as George Lucas, Carroll Ballard, and John Milius, as well as actors like Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, James Caan, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, and Matt Dillon (Diane Lane). Zeotrope films have also been nominated 70 times for the Oscars.