The Iranian film, Chevalier Noir, by its director, Emad Aleebrahim Dehkordi won, this Saturday evening, the Golden Star of the 19th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival (FIFM).
The Jury, chaired by Paolo Sorrentino, awarded 4 other prizes. It is:
– Jury Prize: Returned to two films tied: Alma Viva (Portugal) by Cristèle Alves Meira and Le Bleu du Caftan (Morocco) by Maryam Touzani
– Directing Prize: Awarded to Carmen Jaquier (Switzerland) for Foudre (Thunder)
– Best Actress Award: Awarded to actress Choi Seung-yoon for her role in Riceboy Sleeps (Canada) by Anthony Shim.
– Best Actor Award: Awarded by Arswendy Bening Swara for his role in Autobiography (Indonesia) by Makbul Mubarak.
This face-to-face edition, after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, saw the participation of 76 films from 33 countries in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Asia and America (North and South).
Some 124 films were screened, while 43 debates and 10 conversations with big names in cinema were organised.
The Festival also paid tribute to four great personalities from the world of cinema: the Indian Ranveer Singh, the Moroccan Farida Belyazid, the American James Gray and the Scottish Tilda Swinton.