Marrakech International Film Festival 2013

Marrakech International Film Festival

Marrakech International Film Festival

The 13th Marrakech International Film Festival will be held this year from 29 Nov – 7 Dec. The President of this year’s Feature Film jury is the Academy Award-winning director, Martin Scorsese. The competition for best film sees productions from Japan, Venezuela, the USA, France, South Korea, Sweden,Cuba and the UK.

Main Competition

AGAIN -Japan (1st film) by Junichi Kanai starring Yoshikura Aoi and Yagira Yuya
BAD HAIR – Venezuela, Peru, Argentina and Germany by Mariana Rondón starring Samuel Lange and Samantha Castillo
BLUE RUIN – USA (2nd film) by Jeremy Saulnier starring Macon Blair
FEVERS – France and Morocco by Hicham Ayouch starring Didier Michon, Slimane Dazi, Farida Amrouche,
Lounès Tazairt and Tony Harrisson HAN GONG-JU – South Korea (1st film) by Lee Su-jin starring Chun Woo-hee
HOTELL – Sweden (2nd film) by Lisa Langseth starring Alicia Vikander
HOW I LIVE NOW – UK by Kevin Macdonald starring Saoirse Ronan
IDA – Poland and Denmark by Pawel Pawlikowski starring Agata Trzebuchowska and Agata Kulesza
LA MARCHE – France by Nabil Ben Yadir starring Olivier Gourmet, Tewfik Jallab, Lubna Azabal, Hafsia Herzi, Charlotte Le Bon, Vincent Rothiers, M’Barek Belkouk, Nader Boussandel, Philippe Nahon and Jamel Debbouze
MEDEAS – USA, Italy and Mexico (1st film) by Andrea Pallaoro starring Catalina Sandino Moreno and Brian F. O’Byrne
THE GAMBLER – Lithuania and Latvia (1st film) by Ignas Jonynas starring Vytautas Kaniusonis
THE SWIMMING POOL – Cuba and Venezuela (1st film) by Carlos Machado Quintela
THE WISHFUL THINKERS – Spain (2nd film) by Jonás Trueba starring Francesco Carril
TRAITORS – Morocco and USA (1st film) by Sean Gullette starring Chaimae Ben Acha, Soufia Issami, Nadia Niaza, Driss Roukhe, Mourade Zeguendi and Morjana Alaoui
VIVA LA LIBERTÀ – Italy by Roberto Andò starring Toni Servillo and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi


DERRIÈRE LES PORTES FERMÉES – Morocco (2nd film) by Mohammed Ahed Bensouda starring Amal Ayouch, Zoubida Akkif, Abdellah Farkous, Bouchra Ahrich and Omar Azzouzi
KANYAMAKAN – Morocco (1st film) by Said C. Naciri starring Afif Ben Badra, Sarah Kazemy, Mohamed El Achi, Anas El Baz, Younes Megri, Mehdi Ouazzani and Diouc Koma
SARA – Morocco by Said Naciri starring Layla Hadiu, Said Naciri, Iman Nakhad and Aziz Houbaibi
C’EST EUX LES CHIENS – Morocco (2nd film) by Hicham Lasri starring Hassan Badida


RAM-LEELA – India (OPENING FILM) by Sanjay Leela Bhansali starring Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh
A THOUSAND TIMES GOOD NIGHT – Norway, Ireland and Sweden by Erik Poppe starring Juliette Binoche
LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON – Japan by Kore-Eda Hirokazu
ONE CHANCE – UK and USA by David Frankel starring James Corden, Julie Walters, Alexandra Roach and Valeria Bilello
THE IMMIGRANT – USA by James Gray starring Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner
THE REUNION – Sweden by Anna Odell starring Anna Odell
THE STONE – South Korea by Cho Se-rae starring Cho Dong-in and Kim Roi-ha
THE ZERO THEOREM – UK, USA, France and Romania by Terry Gilliam starring Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Thierry and David Thewlis
THOSE HAPPY YEARS – Italy by Daniele Luchetti starring Kim Rossi Stuart and Micaela Ramazzotti
WALTZ FOR MONICA – Sweden by Per Fly starring Edda Magnason
WE ARE THE BEST! – Sweden (CLOSING FILM) by Lukas Moodysson

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