Stars at the Marrakech International Film Festival: from Juliette Binoche and Charlotte Rampling to Nicolas Winding Refin and Abbas Kiarostami
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It's exciting to walk through the old center of Marrakech and see a Western movie high on a screen in the plaza, with a minaret glowing in the background, and hundreds of Moroccans enjoying this film treat from the Marrakech International Film Festival.
The Marrakech Film Festival, now in its 13th year, is one of the most important in the world, with stars and directors coming from all over the world to attend: Juliette Binoche, Claudia Cardinale, Atiq Rahimi, Sharon Stone, Charlotte Rampling, Martin Scorsese and Hirozaku Kore-eda etc. As artistic director Bruno Barde told me: "It is also a unique festival in that it is the only one in the Arab world which has no censorship." Morocco, he reminded me with enthusiasm, has an open and passionate relationship with the arts. "There are festivals in every town. Music festivals, art festivals, film festivals. The King of Morocco traditionally has the role to protect all beliefs: to protect art and culture."
His Royal Highness
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