Saturday, November 15, 2008

8th Marrakesh International Film Festival

Yesterday the fest had its opening ceremony and here are the films in competition.

100, Chris Martinez, Philippines
Dikoe Pole (Wild Field), Mikhail Kalatozishvili, Russia
Dixia de Tiankong (The Shaft), Zhang Chi, China
Eden, Declan Recks, Irlande
El Nido Vacío (Empty Nest), Daniel Burman, Argentina
Flammen & Citronen (Flame & Citron), Ole Christian Madsen, Denmark
Frozen River, Courtney Hunt, USA
Kandisha, Jérôme Cohen-Olivar, Morroco
Käsky (Tears of April), Aku Louhimies, Finland
Il Primo Giorno d’Inverno (The First Day of Winter), Mirko Locatelli, Italy
Im Winter ein Jahr (A Year Ago in Winter ), Caroline Link, Germany
Pora Umierac (Time to Die), Dorota Kędzierzawska, Poland
Prince of Broadway, Sean Baker, USA
Sveitabrúðkaup (Country Wedding), Valdís Óskarsdóttir, Iceland
Zero Bridge, Tariq Tapa, USA and India

Opening Film: What Just Happened?, Barry Levinson, Uda
Closing Film: 8, Jane Campion, Mira Nair, Gael Garcia Bernal, Jan Kounen, Gaspar Noé, Abderrahmane Sissako, Gus Van Sant and Wim Wenders, France

Worth to note is that in the section Films Coup de Coeur they will screen the following movie that is reported as a more “international” production: Gasolina, Julio Hernández Cordón, Guatemala, Spain and USA

In the Flashbacks section they will screen films by Alfred Hitchcock, Joseph Losey and Stanley Kubrick; they also will have tributes to Michelle Yeoh, Sigourney Weaver, Adrei Konschalovsky and Youssef Chanine. Have to say that this seems like a quite interesting festival in the most exotic setting, isn’t?

To check information about all the films in the many sections go here.

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