The jury of the Marrakech International Film Festival: We look for passion in competitive films


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The jury of the 18th International Film Festival in Marrakech held its traditional press conference on Saturday (November 30th) ahead of the official competition.

According to a statement obtained by "Sputnik", the contest that the president of the jury, actress Tilda Swinton, wants to be humane and full of passion and above all else.
"The word competition is not appropriate," she said at the press conference. "It's not about identifying the best film … it's about highlighting a film or something that has affected us with a tape."

"We will all wear our pajamas, and watch these films as if we were at home … freely and without any claim.

"When I watch a movie, I am looking for a distinctive voice, a unique voice," says Australian director David Mitchood.

                    Sputnik. Mohamed Hemeda

Actress Tilda Swinton is the President of the Official Jury of the 18th Marrakech International Film Festival

French-Italian actress Chiara Mastroianni, for her part, prefers to "preserve the child's gaze … innate when he discovers a work of art."

As for Ali Safi, the Moroccan director, he said at the press conference: "This is an opportunity for the Marrakech Festival to enrich all kinds of cinema .. There is no room to close in a particular segment or category. All we care about. "

In response to the debate on the issue of gender in cinema and life, French screenwriter and filmmaker Rebecca Zlotowski spoke of a feminist cinema that contributes to the enrichment of world cinema.

"We are living in the shadow of that big compensation," she said. "There is the impression that the view of women will erase and eliminate the view of men. This is out of the question. We just add our touch." Interacting with the selection of Marrakech Festival programming the first and second films.

The British director, Andrea Arnold, that she is "particularly sensitive to the first films .. where artists put all the passion and creativity beginnings."

"Cinema must be listening," said Brazilian director Clipper Mendoza Filio.

All members of the Hakim Committee were unanimous in their desire to get rid of all the barriers and all prejudices to enjoy more "softness of cinema."

The 18th edition of the International Film Festival will kick off in Marrakech, Morocco, from 29 November to 7 December.

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