MOROCCO / Closing of the Tetouan Mediterranean Film Festival

Festival du cinéma méditerranéen de Tétouan

The 29th Tetouan Mediterranean Film Festival was held from April 27th to May 4th. Many films from across the Mediterranean were screened, some in a feature film competition, others in a programme called Coup de cœur.

Chaired by Palestinian director Elia Suleiman, the jury awarded the Grand Prix to D’Abdul à Leïla by Leïla Albayati, a French director of Iraqi origin. The film is about a young Iraqi artist, Leïla, who, suffering from amnesia after an accident, sets out in search of her past.

The jury awarded the First Film Award to Moroccan director Adil El Fadili for his film Mon père n’est pas mort. The Jury Award went to Spanish director Marta Lallana for Mujeres. Faruk Ozge won the Best Male Actor Award for his performance in the Turkish film Faruk directed by Asli Özge. The Best Actress Award went to Anissa Lanaya for her performance in Mohammed Chrif Tribak’s Journal intime (Morocco).

This 29th edition of the Festival also provided the opportunity to host two meetings with specialists and academics from the world of cinema. One was devoted to contemporary Moroccan films while the other focused on French film-maker Éric Rohmer.

Sources: Festival Tetouan, le 360

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