Marrakech fest highlights

OPENING FILM

“What Just Happened?,” directed by Barry Levinson

CLOSING FILM

“8,” directed by top helmers

IN COMPETITION

  • “100,” directed by Chris Martinez

  • “A Year Ago in Winter,” directed by Caroline Link

  • “Country Wedding,” directed by Valdis Oskarsdottir

  • “Eden,” directed by Declan Recks

  • “Empty Nest,” directed by Daniel Burman

  • “Flame & Citron,” directed by Ole Christian Madsen

  • “Frozen River,” directed by Courtney Hunt

  • “Kandisha,” directed by Jerome Cohen-Olivar

  • “Prince of Broadway,” directed by Sean Baker

  • “Tears of April,” directed by Aku Louhimies

  • “The First Day of Winter,”

    directed by Mirko Locatelli

  • “The Shaft,” directed by Zhang Chi and Wang Li

  • “Wild Field,” directed by Mikhail Kalatozishvili

  • “Zero Bridge,” directed by Tariq Tapa

HONORS

  • Director Andrei Konchalovsky will be honored as well as featured in a master class section.

  • Moroccan and British Cinema retrospectives will occupy a chunk of fest time, with a keynote screening of Mohamed Ousfour’s 1958 feature “Le fils maudite” marking 50 years of Morocccan filmmaking.

  • Thesps Sigourney Weaver and Michelle Yeoh will be feted with achievement awards and retrospectives.
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