The Marrakech International Film Festival

the-age-of-shadowsDecember 2 – 8, 2016

Marrakech, Morocco

What’s It All About?

The 16th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival (MIFF) will take place from December 2 to 10, 2016. MIFF was established in 2000 and has grown to become the most dedicated event for Morocco cinema. This edition will honour Russian cinema, one of the richest and most prolific cinemas in Europe. The festival consists of three sections: official competition, out-of-competition and from-the-heart movies.

MIFF will also pay tribute to Isabelle Adjani, Paul Verhoeven, Abderrahim Tounsi code-named Abderraouf and Shinya Tsukamoto.

The Jury

This year, Kalki Koechlin (A Death In The Gunj) will be a part of the jury. She will represent India along with France. Other members of the jury consists of Béla Tarr, president (Hungary), Jasmine Trinca (Italy), Fatima Harandi (Morocco), Bruno Dumont (France), Suzanne Clément (Canada), Jason Clarke (Australia), Belle August (Denmark) and Lisandra Alonso (Argentina).

Watch Out For

Opening Film

The Age Of Shadows

The film is set in the late 1920s, when Korea was under Japanese rule. Lee Jung-chool, a Korean police captain in the Japanese police force, is given a special mission to infiltrate the armed resistance fighting for Korean independence. He approaches Kim Woo-jin, a leader of the resistance. Standing on opposite sides of their historical era, each one knowing the other one’s identity, these two men become close without revealing their inner thoughts. The film is directed by Jee-woon Kim and stars Byung-hun Lee, Yoo Gong, Kang-ho Song.

The Official Competition

L’histoire D’une Mère

The Donor

The Blind Christ

Zoology

Shepherds And Butchers

The Road To Mandalay

Parting

Mister Universo

Knife In The Clear Water – Qingsh

King Of The Belgians

Heartstone

The Fixer

The Fits

All Of A Sudden

Out Of Competition

Souvenir

Orphan

Mon Oncle- Aammi

Moana – Vaiana, La Légende Du Bo

Goodbye Berlin – Tschick

Elle

The Duelist

Ceasefire

Carole Matthieu

The Age Of Shadows

Closing Film

Goodbye Berlin – Tschick

Fatih Akin’s directorial Goodbye Berlin – Tschick is a story about two teenage boys. Maik is spending the summer holidays, bored and alone, at his parents’ villa, when Tschick, a rebellious teenager, appears. Tschick, a Russian immigrant and an outcast, steals a car and decides to set off on a journey away from Berlin with Maik tagging along for the ride. Thus begins a wild adventure, where the two experience the trip of a lifetime and share a summer that they will never forget. The film stars Alexander Scheer, Friederike Kempter and Nicole Mercedes Müller.

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