European Film Weeks (archive image). Credit: MAP
Lovers of the 7th art have an appointment, from December 7 to 21, with the 29th edition of the European Film Weeks, in Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakech and Tangier. On the program, a rich and eclectic selection of eight European feature films and three short films from the southern Mediterranean. The details
The European Film Weeks return from December 7 to 21 in Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakech and Tangier to present a selection of the greatest European auteur films of the year.
Under the sign of diversity, this 29th edition will present films of several genres: thriller, comedy, animation, drama, romance, social chronicle or even political fable.
On the program, eight European feature films selected or awarded at the biggest film festivals in the world, and representing ten countries: Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Romania and Sweden, as well as three short films by promising filmmakers from the Southern Mediterranean.
In detail, the European Film Weeks will open with one of the films – events of the year, “Without Filter” by Swedish Ruben Östlund, a social satire which won the Palme d’or at Cannes last May, second from the director after that obtained for “The Square” in 2017.
Spaniard Rodrigo Sorogoyen returns with “As Bestas”, an impressively masterful rural thriller, carried by an impeccable cast. Lukas Dhont, the young Belgian director, confirms his precocious talent with “Close”, a moving work on the loss of innocence and the quest for identity.
With “The children of others”, the French Rebecca Zlotowski addresses the growing attachment of a forties for the daughter of her companion. In “Nostalgia”, the Italian Mario Martone, paints the portrait of a man with a heavy past, in a Naples where danger lurks at every street corner. The Romanian Cristian Mungiu signs, with “RMN”, a complex political film , which examines the great evils of our time.
Moreover, the result of a European co-production, the feature film “Harka”, takes place in post-revolution Tunisia and denounces the corruption that plagues the country. Finally, the youngest will be able to discover “Icarus”, a marvel of animation which brilliantly revisits the Greek myth.
Three short films from the South of the Mediterranean complete this selection: “Jmar”, by its Moroccan director Samy Sidali “Warsha”, a reverie signed by the Lebanese Dania Bdeir, Grand Prize at the Sundance Festival this year and “Last Days of Summer” by Palestinian Nayef Hammoud which follows the strange day of a young man whose neighbor has just been murdered.
The European Film Weeks have been organized since 1991 by the European Union in Morocco, the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Communication, the Moroccan Cinematographic Center, the Hiba Foundation and the Superior School of Visual Arts in Marrakech.
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