At the end of November 2019, Marrakech will once again become the place to be for world cinema when the International Film Festival makes its return.
Eighteen in the sun
The Marrakech International Film Festival (MIFF) is now on its 18th edition and this year’s offering looks to be even better than before. After bringing in more than 110,000 people last year, the festival stands to attract even more film fanatics and movie masterminds through its doors later this year.
Held between November 29th 2019 and December 7th 2019, this year’s festival will maintain its widespread look at Moroccan cinema while also bringing back its ‘A conversation with…’ programme. This programme will enable the public and professionals alike to meet and greet some of the greatest names in world cinema. Pens at the ready if you’re after an autograph or two!
The 2019 film festival will also pay a special tribute to Australian cinema.
Known the world over for producing ‘The Story of the Kelly Gang’ – the very first feature-length fiction film in history – Australia is considered to be one of the oldest forms of cinematography in the world.
‘Muriel’s Wedding’, ‘Mad Max’ and, of course, ‘Crocodile Dundee’ are just a few of the country’s major box-office successes, but the infamous landscape of the continent is ever present throughout an abundance of major Hollywood blockbusters. For this reason, a notable delegation of Australian actors and directors will all be attending the festival later this year.
While on the topic of famous faces, the festival will play host to some of the world’s most famous and well-renowned actors. Receiving this year’s L’Etoile d’Or awards for a significant contribution to film and TV will be the Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro and Golden Globe winner Robin Wright, who will both be attending the event.
There will also be a competition running alongside other events, which will feature some of the best examples of cinema from around the globe. This year’s entries will include Hajooj Kuka’s Akasha, Eva Trobisch’s All Good, Lila Avilés The Chambermaid, Kent Jones’ Diane, Ahmed Magdy’s The Giraffe, and Alejandra Márquez Abella’s The Good Girls.
If you are attending the Marrakech International Film Festival this year and are looking for a truly authentic Moroccan experience while you’re there, here at the Riad el Zohar, we can provide you with exactly that. Our riad is one of only a few places to stay in Marrakech with a swimming pool and a cooling environment to relax in. Contact our team today to enquire about booking.