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Activities - 05/11/2012

 

European Film Weeks in Morocco 2012

 

Organised by the Delegation of the European Union in the Kingdom of Morocco in partnership with the Moroccan Cinema Centre and in collaboration with the group A3 Rezo and Europa Cinemas, the European Film Weeks offer a selection of the best recent European films each year. Europa Cinemas assumes artistic direction of the European Film Weeks in Morocco for the 13th consecutive year.

From 19 to 28 November in the cities of Rabat and Casablanca, this 21st edition will once again reflect the vitality and diversity of European production.

Below are the eight feature films in the 2012 selection which will be screened on an exclusive basis:

Rust and Bone. A flamboyant drama by French director Jacques Audiard, will open the event.

Three years after The White Ribbon, presented at the EFW in 2010, Moroccan audiences will once more be able to view a Golden Palm winner by Michael Haneke on the big screen with the projection of Love.

After Looking For Eric, shown at the EFW in 2010, British director Ken Loach comes back this year with a new social comedy in the form of a fable: The Angel’s Share.

Screened at Un Certain Regard in 2012, Our Children is impressive for the stunning performances of its actors (Niels Arestrup, Tahar Rahim and Emilie Dequenne). Joachim Lafosse’s film will represent Belgium in the selection.

Germany will be represented by Christian Petzold’s Barbara, winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival.

Much remarked at the Venice International Film Festival last year, Andrea Segre’s first feature film Shun Li and the Poet testifies to the resurgence of Italian cinema.

Finally, the European Film Weeks in Morocco will also allow audiences to appreciate new trends in less common film genres: science fiction with Eva by Spaniard Kike Maillo, and animated films with Tomas Lunak’s sublime Alois Nebel, the Czech entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2012 Oscars.

Various activities will take place alongside the projections, and Moroccan short films will be shown at the start of certain screenings.

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For more information: Lucas Varone – lvarone@europa-cinemas.org

European Film Weeks: http://www.filmeuropeen-maroc.com/