HRH Prince Moulay Rachid Calls To Enjoy Marrakech Magnificent Experience Where Cinema Becomes Our Shared Language
HRH Prince Moulay Rachid, president of the foundation of the Marrakech International Film Festival (FIFM), whose 13 edition kicked off this Friday, calls to enjoy "this magnificent experience that brings us to Marrakech, where cinema becomes our shared language, and bears hope and fraternity along with it."
In his traditional editorial to present the new edition (November 29-December 7), HRH the Prince underlines that the 13th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival eloquently confirms the values that govern the creation of this annual homage to cinema.
Universality is more present than ever this year, with a retrospective dedicated to Scandinavian cinema that will allow us to immerse ourselves in some exceptional oeuvres from the Northern European imagination. Similarly, the talents and diversity of the Jury, presided over this year by Martin Scorsese, bear witness to the vision and international perspective of our festival, he said.
Furthermore, the Festival will include some exceptional master classes hosted by Abbas Kiarostami, James Gray, Nicolas Winding Refn and Bruno Dumont, that will allow movie lovers to share the films and thoughts of some of our greatest directors as well as philosopher Régis Debray. This spirit of openness towards the world is further underscored by the films of the Official Selection, that will transport us through those emotions and realities that make cinema a global art form that helps us better understand one another, HRH the prince added.
Continuing with tradition, the 2013 Marrakech International Film Festival will also serve the younger generation, with our student filmmakers presenting their first short films in the Cinécoles Competition, he noted.
This celebration, which for nine days will illuminate the city of Marrakech, is also one for the blind and partially-sighted. For the fifth consecutive year, we will be sharing the beauty and magic of cinema through an audio-description service, HRH said.