Rabat, 12 Nov. 2008 (MAP) - Moroccan feature-length film “Kandisha” by Jerome Cohen-Olivar will take part in the competition of the 8th Marrakech International Film Festival (FIFM), scheduled on 14-22 November, along with fourteen other films of several countries.
They are “100” by Chris Martinez (Philippines), “Im Winter ein Jahr” by Caroline Link (Germany), “Sveitabruokaup” by Valdis Oskarsdottir (Iceland), “Eden” by Declan Recks (Ireland), "El nido vacio " by Daniel Burman (Argentina), “Flammen & Citronen” by Ole Christian Madsen (Denmark), “Frozen River” by Courtney Hunt, “Prince Of Broadway” by Sean Baker, “Kasky” by Aku Louhimies (Finland), “Il primo giorno d’inverno” by Mirko Locatelli (Italy), “Dixi of Tiankong” by Zhang Chi (China), “Pora Umierac” by Dorota Kedzierzawska (Poland), “Diko Pole” by Mikhail Kalatozishvili (Russia), and “Zero Bridge” by Tariq Tapa (USA & India).
The competing movies at the festival will vie for four prizes, namely the Golden Star, the Jury's prize, best female performance, and best male performance. Chaired by American screenwriter, film director, actor, and producer Barry Levinson, this year's jury is to include Sebastian Koch(German actor), Joaquim de Almeida (Portuguese actor), Hugh Hudson (Biritish director, screenwriter, and producer), Caterina Murino (Italian actress), Agusti Villaronga (Spanish director and writer), Natacha Regnier (French actress), Ghita El Khayat (Moroccan writer), and Mariama Barry (Guinean-Senegalese writer). The 8th edition of FIFM will pay a special tribute to British, Russian, Egyptian and Moroccan cinemas.