Marrakech film festival unveils 2019 line-up

22 November 2019

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The 18th Marrakech International Film Festival (Nov 29-Dec 7) has revealed its 2019 line-up.

The competition line-up features 14 films from first or second-time directors. Five of the films competing for the Marrakech Etoile d’Or (Gold Star) are directed by women. Among the line-up is Shannon Murphy’s Babyteeth, starring Ben Mendelsohn, and Fyzal Boulifa’s Lynn + Lucy.

The festival opens with a gala screening of Rian Johnson’s all-star whodunnit Knives Out. The other gala screenings include Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story, Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman and Elia Suleiman’s It Must Be Heaven by. The closing film is Egyptian feature Ras El Sana by Sakr.

As previously announced, the festival will feature a focus on Australia with 25 films ranging from classics such as Peter Weir’s Picnic At Hanging Rock to more recent features such as Justin Kurzel’s True History Of The Kelly Gang.


The festival will also highlight four local films in its Moroccan Panorama section.

As previously announced, Tilda Swinton will preside over the jury and Robert Redford will receive a career tribute.

Competition line-up


   Babyteeth (Aus) dir. Shannon Murphy

   Bombay Rose (Ind-Fra-UK-Qua) dir. Gitanjali Rao

   The Fever (Bra-Fra-Ger) dir. Maya Da-Rin

   Last Visit (Saudi Arabia) dir. Abdulmohsen Aldhabaan

   Lynn + Lucy (UK) dir. Fyzal Boulifa

   Mamonga (Ser-Bos Herz-Mont) dir. Stefan Malešević

   Mickey And The Bear (US) dir. Annabelle Attanasio

   Mosaic Portrait (Chi) dir. Zhai Yixiang

   Nafi’s Father (Sen) dir. Mamadou Dia

   Scattered Night (S Kor) dir. Lee Jih-young, Kim Sol

   Sole (Ita-Pol) dir. Carlo Sironi

   Tlamess (Tun-Fra) dir. Ala Eddine Slim

   The Unknown Saint (Mor-Fra) dir. Alaa Eddine Aljem

   Valley Of Souls (Col-Bel-Bra-Fra) dir. Nicolás Rincón Gille

Source: Screen Daily