2014 passed in what seemed to be just a blink of an eye. Looking back at the year, many events took place around the globe – good or bad, happy, sad. And, as other years before and in the future, that year is now part of our lives and histories.
I love watching movies a lot. Whether it is going to the cinema and watching new blockbusters on the big screen, or sitting in my room with a cup of tea and watching something on my laptop – it gives me immense pleasure. I get to immerse myself into many different stories, and even enhance my knowledge on different topics.
2014 left many great movies behind. I, having watched quite a few, would like to list my own top five. Check them out, let us know what you think, and maybe even give us your top 5, too?
— by Hamza
Are you the type of person who loves to go to film festivals? Well if you are, and happen to be in Marrakech early December, you are in luck! Marrakech is once again holding its annual international film festival for the 14th time on December 5th-13th. It is one of the largest events along with the Mawazine Festival held in Rabat that bring an international sensation into Morocco. The film festival is held at the Palais des Congrès of Marrakech which is in the heart of the city, and the movies are also displayed in Cinema Colisee and the public square in Jamaa El Fna. If you are wondering what languages the movies are displayed in, well many are in French, English, and Arabic. Some have subtitles and some don’t. You can get a public pass for the festival and a brochure, which would help with the language barrier at the Théâtre Royale.
The Marrakech Festival this year pays tribute to Japanese cinema and many people, such as Yasujiro Ozu, Kore-Eda Hirokazu, Kenji Mizoguchi, Mikio Naruse, and Akira Kurosawa that will be on the spotlight. The film festival this year is honoring the very famous Jeremy Irons, Viggo Mortensen, Egyptian actor Adel Imam, and Moroccan producers Zakaria Alaoui and Khadija Alami. If you are interested in more information about the daily program, and about what movies they’re featuring, you should check out the official website. If you didn’t find the official website very helpful for the detailed program, you should check this out.
Address: Palais des congrès, Avenue Mohammed VI, Marrakech, Morocco
Address: Cinema Colisee, Boulevard Mohamed Zerktouni, Marrakech, Morocco
Address: Théâtre Royale, N8, Marrakech, Morocco