Successfully concluded the second edition of MedFilm Festival au Maroc, the international event organized by the Methexis Onlus Association in collaboration with the Italian Embassy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Rabat, together with the Hiba Foundation of Rabat and the ESAV-École Supérieure des Arts Visuels of Marrakech.
The brainchild of Ambassador Armando Barucco, the event is aimed at consolidating the dialogue with a country in constant growth and strategic centrality in the Mediterranean area. For this second edition, MedFilm festival in Morocco brought, to Rabat and Marrakech, in the prestigious venues of Cinéma Renaissance and ESAV-École Supérieure des Arts Visuels, a selection of thirteen films, Italian and international accompanied by a large artistic delegation.
For the second consecutive year, the selected works-from Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch's The Eight Mountains and Pietro Marcello's The Scarlet Sails, to Ali Asgari's Iranian Until Tomorrow (Ta farda) and Emin Alper's Turkish Burning Days (Kurak Günler), through the CSC - Cineteca Nazionale's restored version of a classic such as Orson Welles' Othello, along with a selection of socially oriented films such as Gianfranco Pannone's Via Argine 310, Carte postale directed by Moroccan director Asmae El Moudir, neo-winner of the prestigious Prix de la mise en scène with Kadib Abyad at Un Certain Regard (Cannes 2023), and Nezouh by the talented Syrian director Soudade Kahadan winner of the Amnesty International Prize at the MedFilm festival in Rome-they succeeded in declining the essence of Mare Nostrum in different forms and ways, with tales ranging from drama to comedy to documentary, from shades of realism and memory to those of fairy tale and analysis of the present with a selection of short films from Lebanon, Iran, Italy and Palestine.
Many guests came to present their films and meet the large audience that came: Alessandro Palmerini, winner of the David di Donatello for the live sound of The Eight Mountains; Gianfranco Pannone and Tarek Ben Abdallah, director and cinematographer of Via Argine 310; Emanuele Linfatti, lead actor of Margini; Maurizio Braucci, screenwriter of The Scarlet Sails; and Ali Asgari, director and screenwriter of Until Tomorrow (Ta farda).
MedFilm Festival au Maroc is confirmed as a unique and crucial event to reinforce the dialogue and strong ties between Italy and Morocco and the common vocation of the two countries as a crossroads between Europe, the Mediterranean and Africa.
After the successes of the first two editions, MedFilm Festival au Maroc is confirmed as a unique and crucial event to reinforce the dialogue and strong ties between Italy and Morocco and the common vocation of the two countries as crossroads between Europe, the Mediterranean and Africa.
While waiting for the third edition of the event in Morocco, the Methexis Onlus Association is now working on the next edition of the MedFilm Festival in Rome, the 29th, from November 9 to 19, 2023. There is time until July 31 to enter feature and short films through the FilmFreeway platform at the capital's longest-running festival, the first in Italy dedicated to Mediterranean cinematographies.
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