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Marrakech Scores Scorsese

American Directing Legend To Preside Over Marrakech Jury

Martin Scorsese has been tapped Jury president for the 13th edition of the Marrakech Intl. Film Festival.

Succeeding John Boorman, Scorsese will serve as jury prexy of the feature film competition, whose lineup will soon be unveiled.

Over the years, Scorsese has built a relationship with Marrakech and has helped raise its international profile. In 2005, he was feted with a career homage. Two years later, he was back to present “The Aviator” and host a masterclass.

Scorsese is also particularly attached to Morocco, having lensed two films there: “The Last Temptation of Christ” and “Kundun.”

“I have made two films in Morocco, during which time I came to admire the spirit of the Moroccan people and the beauty of their culture. I am eager to discover the movies coming from all around the world to this unique festival,” commented Scorsese, whose latest film, “The Wolf of Wall Street” will roll out on Nov. 14.

Fest is set to run Nov. 29-Dec. 7.

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