Saturday, November 29, 2008

Marrakech rolls out red carpet for annual international film fest

Marrakech-Morocco, December 7, 2007 – “Let the 7th edition (of Marrakech International Film Festival) celebrate films from the whole world, which will, with their uncertainties, convictions and hopes, broaden our perspective and help us build the future”, said His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, the heir to the Moroccan throne and President of the Marrakech International Film Festival (MIFF).

Under the leadership of His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, the MIFF Foundation was pleased to open on Friday evening the 7th edition of its annual film fest with the presentation of powerful and compelling programs.

The MIFF that echoes the meaning of intercultural understanding was opened by the festival’s jury president Milos Forman with unexpected speech in Czech language.

Also, on its first day of opening, His Royal Highness brought every girl's dream to Marrakech, as the festival paid a tribute to American actor Leonardo Di Caprio. US movie director Martin Scorsese, one of the most festival’s faithful, handed over the Golden Star to Hollywood honky star who expressed his deep appreciation and thanks to His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid.

The spectators also turn their eyes to Mustapha Derkaoiui to whom festival paid homage for his contribution to the promotion of Moroccan cinema.The 2007 program that promises many surprises features many new films mainly from Eastern Europe and Asia to introduce young new filmmakers.

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