Marrakech International Film Festival 2018

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Manta Ray Manta Ray
Manta Ray and Burning
Angelo (Country: Austria, Luxembourg; Year: 2018; Director: Markus Schleinzer; Writer: Alexander Brom, Markus Schleinzer; Stars: Alba Rohrwacher, Christian Friedel, Larisa Faber, Michael Rotschopf, Dominic Marcus Singer, Gerti Drassl, Marisa Growaldt, Lukas Miko, Éric Gigout, Daniel Hoesl, Nilton Martins, Nancy Mensah-Offei, Makita Samba, Martine Schambacher, Ryan Nzogang)
Trouble brews for a young African in Europe in the 18th century.
Burning (Country: South Korea; Year: 2018; Director: Lee Chang-dong; Writer: Lee Chang-dong, based on the short story by Haruki Murakami; Stars: Yoo Ah-in, Jeon Jong-seo, Steven Yeun)
Jong-soo, a part-time worker, bumps into Hae-mi while delivering, who used to live in the same neighborhood. Hae-mi asks him to look after her cat while she's on a trip to Africa.
The Dead And the Others (Chuva E Cantoria Na Aldeia Dos Mortos) (Director: Rene Nader Messora, Joao Salaviza)
An indigenous teen runs away to the city to avoid becoming a shaman.
Endless Tail (Beskrajni rep) (Country: Croatia; Year: 2018; Director: Željka Suková)
A boy and girl wandering alone through lush terrain undergo a journey to real and imagined landscapes.
Erased, Ascent Of The Invisible (Erased, ____ Ascent Of The Invisible) (Country: Lebanon; Year: 2018; Director: Ghassan Halwani)
Documentary about thousands of people who disappeared during the Lebanon Civil War.
Erased, Ascent Of The Invisible Erased, Ascent Of The Invisible
Erased, Ascent Of The Invisible and Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Hale County This Morning, This Evening (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: RaMell Ross; Writer: Maya Krinsky)
An exploration of coming-of-age in the Black Belt of the American South.
Manta Ray (Kraben Rahu) (Country: Thailand, France, China; Year: 2018; Director: Phuttiphong Aroonpheng; Writer: Phuttiphong Aroonpheng; Stars: Aphisit Hama, Wanlop Rungkamjad, Rasmee Wayrana, Aphisit Hama, Wanlop Rungkamjad, Rasmee Wayrana)
A fisherman finds an injured refugee and tries to help him.
Nervous Translation (Country: Philippines; Year: 2017; Director: Shireen Seno; Writer: Shireen Seno; Stars: Jana Agoncillo, Jana Agoncillo)
A stylised evocation of a child’s fanciful interpretation of the world around her.
Renault 12 (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Mohamed El Khatib)
The director considers the inheritance that must pass from Morocco to France upon the death of his mother.
The Sound Of Masks (Country: South Africa; Year: 2018; Director: Sara CF de Gouveia; Stars: Atanásio Cosme Nuysi, Marta Pedro Matsimbe, Aleta Muduca, Moisés Abel Bilali, Contantino Lucas Ntumissana, Atanásio Cosme Nuysi, Marta Pedro Matsimbe, Aleta Muduca, Moisés Abel Bilali, Contantino Lucas Ntumissana)
Documentary about Mapiko, the traditional masked dance of Mozambique, and the life story of one of the country's most famous dancers.
The Dead And the Others The Dead And the Others
The Dead And the Others and Angelo
Srbenka (Country: Croatia; Year: 2018; Director: Nebojsa Slijepcevic; Writer: Nebojsa Slijepcevic)
The lasting impact of the cycle of "vengeance" on children in the Balkans.
Still Recording (Country: Lebanon, Syria, France, Qatar, Germany; Year: 2018; Director: Saeed Al Batal, Ghiath Ayoub; Writer: Saeed Al Batal, Ghiath Ayoub)
Documentary shot over four years in the besieged Syrian city of Douma.
Yesterday (Tegnap) (Country: Hungary, France, Netherlands, Morocco, Sweden, Germany; Year: 2018; Director: Kenyeres Bálint; Stars: Vlad Ivanov, Djemel Barek, Jacques Weber, Gamil Ratib, Johanna Ter Steege)
An engineer finds himself confronted by memories of his past while on a trip to Africa.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

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A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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