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Hollywood Reporter: Marrakech Film Festival Platform for A-List Talent

The international film festival will kick off on November 29, with the participation of Scottish performer Tilda Swinton as the chairwoman of the jury.

Rabat – Morocco’s Marrakech International Film Festival (FIFM) is fast becoming a platform to attract stars from across the globe, according to US-based news outlet the Hollywood Reporter.

The Moroccan festival has a “history of attracting A-list talent, featuring such actors as Jeremy Irons, Bill Murray, Viggo Mortensen and Robert De Niro,” reports the celebrity news outlet. 

The 18th annual FIFM will kick off on November 26 in Marrakech and will run until December 7, with Scottish producer Tilda Swinton chairing the jury committee.

Swinton said that her involvement in the festival is an “honor.”

She added that the “state of cinema knows no boundary and the prospect of joining with my comrades from around our planet to discover and celebrate work from all her continents as a privilege and joy for which I am sincerely grateful and to which I look forward immensely.”

Swinton has appeared in more than 70 feature films. She has also produced and co-produced feature films and documentaries since 2005.

The magazine recalled that the Oscar-winner follows James Gray, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, and Milos Forman as president of the Marrakech International Film Festival.

Gray led last year’s jury, which included Dakota Johnson and Palme d’Or winner Laurent Cantet. 

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