A look back at the memorable closing ceremony

Throughout the nine days of the Marrakech International Film Festival (FIFM), the some 150,000 festival-goers and spectators who attended the 19th edition were delighted to see their favorite national and international artists and celebrities parade on the red carpet. or discuss their films and projects during conversations.

As for the closing ceremony of this 19th edition, it was as memorable as the program proposed by the festival organizers. Thus, the Iranian film, Dark Knight, won the Gold Star, a coronation which made its director, Emad Aleebrahim Dehkordi, cry hot tears.

The festival Jury, chaired by the Italian Paolo Sorrentino, also awarded 4 other awards, in particular the jury prize for two tied films, namely Alma Viva (Portugal) by Cristèle Alves Meira and Le Bleu du Caftan (Morocco). by Maryam Touzani.

The Directing Prize was awarded to Carmen Jaquier (Switzerland) for Foudre (Thunder), while the Best Actress Prize was awarded to actress Choi Seung-yoon for her role in Riceboy Sleeps (Canada) by Anthony Shim while the best actor award went to Arswendy Bening Swara for his role in Autobiography (Indonesia) by Makbul Mubarak.

Also, a vibrant and emotional tribute was paid to the iconic Scottish actress, Tilda Swinton, who received the Festival’s Gold Star from the hands of her daughter Honor Swinton Byrne.

Back in pictures on this edition of the reunion as described by Ali Hajji, General Coordinator of the Festival.

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