The Marrakech International Film Festival recently announced the members of the jury for its nineteenth session, which will be held from November 11 to 19.
A statement to the Marrakech International Film Festival Foundation said that this international committee, led by Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, will award the gold star to one of 14 feature films, considered the first or second work of its directors, participating in the competition of this dedicated to the discovery of filmmakers from all over the world.
The same source added that Paolo Sorrentino will be accompanied in this mission by Danish director Susan Beer, Guatemalan American actor and producer Oscar Isaac, British actress Vanessa Kirby, German actress Diane Kruger, Australian director Justin Kurzel, Lebanese director and actress Nadine Labaki, Moroccan director Leila Marrakchi and actor. Frenchman Taher Rahim.
The communication concludes that the members of the jury for this session come from ten different countries from four continents, noting that this committee is an image that reflects the specificity of the Marrakech International Film Festival as an event that celebrates world cinema. The jury will announce its decision during the closing ceremony of the festival scheduled for November 19.
Here is a brief profile of the committee members:
Born in Naples in 1970. His first feature film, The Extra Man, was selected for the Venice Film Festival in 2001.
His six faithful films have been selected for the official competition at Cannes.
She is one of the greatest Danish directors and one of the biggest names in world cinema. His film After the Wedding (2006) was nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. A few years later, she won this award with Revenge (2010), as well as the Italian Golden Globe Award for Best European Film and Best Director at the European Film Awards. She also won an Emmy in 2016 for her six-part short series Night Manager: The Two-Faced Spy.
In 2016, he won an Oscar Isaacs Golden Globe Award for his role in the HBO television series Show Me a Hero, as well as a Critics’ Choice Award nomination. In 2014, he received an Independent Spirit Award and a Golden Globe Award nomination for his lead role in “Inside” by Lewin Devil Joel and Eitan Coen.
Vanessakerbie, who has been nominated for the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), Golden Globe Awards and Academy Awards, is known worldwide for her work in film, television and theatre. She began her career in the theater under the direction of David Tucker, with her first appearance in the film “All My Sons” directed by Arthur Miller, for which she won the BAFTA Award for Rising Star. Her first steps on television were in the series “The Hour”, broadcast on the BBC channel, then she starred in several films.
Diane Kruger is one of the greatest actresses in world cinema. Of German origin, she burst onto the international scene thanks to her interpretation of the famous melancholy Helen in the film Troy (2004) by Wolfgang Petersen. This was followed by many other notable roles in films such as Paul McGuigan’s “Wicker Park” (2004), Christian Carrion’s “Happy Birthday” (2005), Annasica Holland’s “Copied Beethoven” (2006), “Goodbye Bafana” (2007) by Billy August and “For Her” (2008) by Fred Cavay. She rose to prominence through her role in the film “Fateh Akinfi Withering” (2017), for which she won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival during the world premiere of the film.
Justin Kurzel was born in Gawler, Australia, in 1974, and directed his first short Blue Tongue (2004), before signing his first feature, Snowtown Crimes (2011), for which he received the Best Director award. from the Australian Academy of Film and Television Arts. The Australian Film Critics Circle Award in the same category, in addition to the Jury Prize at the Marrakech International Film Festival. His second film, Macbeth (2015), based on Shakespeare’s play, entered official competition at Cannes.
His film Capharnaüm (2018) won the Cannes official competition jury prize and was shortlisted for the BAFTA, Golden Globe, César and Oscar.
In front of the camera, Labaki has played several roles, whether in his own films or under the direction of several directors. Nadine Labaki was decorated with the Order of Arts and Letters, rank of Knight, by the Ministry of Culture.
Leila Marrakchi was born and raised in Casablanca before moving to Paris to study at the Ecole Supérieure de la Réalisation Audiovisuelle. She holds a master’s degree in cinema from the University of Paris 8 Vincent Saint-Denis. His first feature “Morocco” (2005) was presented at Cannes in the “One Look” section. She recently worked in the Franco-Belgian production of Opera. Leila Marrakchi is currently working on her next feature film “The Sweetest”, which deals with the plight of Moroccan female workers on strawberry farms in Spain.
Actor Taher Rahim began his artistic career in 2009 when Jacques Audiard offered him the title role in his film “The Prophet”, which won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival and nine Césars, including the César for best male hope and the César Award for Best Actor, for his exceptional performance, highly acclaimed by critics. His international career began with “Eagle of the Ninth Legion” (2011) by Kevin MacDonald, “Love and Bruises” (2011) directed by Lu Yi and “Black Gold” (2011) by John Jacques Ano. In 2013, Taher Rahim returned to Cannes through the doors of the film “Le Passé d’Asghar Farhadi”.
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