Marrakech International Film Festival 2018

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The Accused (Acusada) (Country: Argentina, Mexico; Year: 2018; Director: Gonzalo Tobal; Writer: Ulises Porra, Gonzalo Tobal; Stars: Gael García Bernal, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Lali Espósito, Daniel Fanego, Gerardo Romano, Lautaro Rodríguez, Inés Estévez, Ana Garibaldi, Emilio Vodanovich, Martina Campos, Gael García Bernal, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Lali Espósito, Daniel Fanego, Gerardo Romano)
A woman's best friend is brutally killed and two years later, she is the only person accused of the crime. As the trial approaches, she must face her own doubts.
Birds Of Passage (Pajaros De Verano) (Country: Colombia, Denmark; Year: 2018; Director: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra; Writer: Maria Camila Arias, Jacques Toulemonde Vidal)
Story of a family who become involved with the drugs trade.
Divine Wind (Rih Rabbani) (Country: Algeria, France, Qatar, Lebanon; Year: 2018; Director: Merzak Allouache; Writer: Merzak Allouache; Stars: Abdelatif Benahmed, Hacène Benzerari, Sarah Layssac, Mohamed Oughlis, Abdelatif Benahmed, Hacène Benzerari, Sarah Layssac, Mohamed Oughlis)
Drama about the relationship that forms between two would-be jihadists.
Ext. Night (Leil kharigi) (Country: Egypt, United Arab Emirates; Year: 2018; Director: Ahmad Abdalla; Writer: Sherif el Alfy; Stars: Karim Kassem, Mona Hala, Sherief El Desouky, Ahmad Magdy, Aly Kassem, Ahmed Malek, Amr Abed, Basma, Magdy Ahmed Aly, Tameem Youness, Mohamed Yousry, Farida Rida, Donia Maher, Sabry Abdel Moniem, Karim Kassem)
Comedy about a trio of characters on a wild night in Cairo.
Friend (Rafiki) (Country: Kenya, South Africa; Year: 2018; Director: Wanuri Kahiu; Writer: Jenna Cato Bass, Wanuri Kahiu; Stars: Patricia Amira, Muthoni Gathecha, Jimmy Gathu, Nice Githinji, Charlie Karumi, Patricia Kihoro)
When they fall in love, two girls from rival families must choose between being together and being safe.
Her Smell Her Smell
Her Smell and Birds Of Passage
Her Smell (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Alex Ross Perry; Writer: Alex Ross Perry; Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Cara Delevingne, Dan Stevens, Agyness Deyn, Gayle Rankin, Ashley Benson, Dylan Gelula, Amber Heard, Eric Stoltz, Virginia Madsen, Eka Darville, Lindsay Burdge, Keith Poulson, Jeremy Sample, Alexis Krauss)
The leader of an alt-rock band struggles with her demons.
Lionheart (Country: Nigeria; Year: 2018; Director: Genevieve Nnaji; Writer: Ishaya Bako, Emil B. Garuba, C.J. 'Fiery' Obasi; Stars: Genevieve Nnaji, Nkem Owoh, Pete Edochie, Onyeka Onwenu, Dika Ofoma, Peter Okoye, Genevieve Nnaji, Nkem Owoh, Pete Edochie, Onyeka Onwenu, Dika Ofoma, Peter Okoye)
A woman finds herself forced to work with her eccentric uncle to save her father's company after her dad falls ill.
Real Love (C'est ca l'amour) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2018; Director: Claire Burger; Writer: Claire Burger; Stars: Bouli Lanners, Justine Lacroix, Sarah Henochsberg, Cécile Rémy-Boutang, Antonia Buresi, Célia Mayer, Lorenzo Demanget, Tiago Gandra, Laure Ballarin, Jean-Claude Acquaviva, François Aragni, Paul Giansily, Stéphane Serra, Jean Sicurani, Maxime Vuillamier)
Drama about a single dad trying to raise his two daughters.
The Tower (Country: France, Sweden, Norway; Year: 2018; Director: Mats Grorud; Writer: Mats Grorud)
Animation telling the story of a girl growing up in a refugee camp.
Wildlife (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Paul Dano; Writer: Paul Dano, Richard Ford, Zoe Kazan; Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan, Ed Oxenbould, Bill Camp, Lexi Anastasia, Zoe Margaret Colletti, Travis W Bruyer, Mollie Milligan, JR Hatchett, Darryl Cox, Kami King, Cate Jones, Blaine Maye, Laurie Cummings, John Walpole)
A portrait of a family in crisis.
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