27/10/2014

Ken Loach's Jimmy's Hall to open 23rd European Film Weeks in Morocco

Eight European films will tour around Morocco from November 5 to 26

Events and Festivals, Morocco

Ken Loach's Jimmy's Hall to open 23rd European Film Weeks in Morocco

The 23rd edition of the European Film Weeks in Morocco will take place from November 5 to 26 in Marrakech (November 5-12), Tangier (November 10-17) and Rabat (November 19-26). This year’s edition will open with Jimmy’s Hall by British director Ken Loach. 

Loach’s latest film Jimmy’s Hall screened in competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. It is set in the 1930s in Ireland, a country that already inspired the director to make The Wind that Shakes the Barley, which won the Palme d’Or in 2006 and screened to acclaim at the European Film Weeks.

Seven other European films will tour in Morocco: the Dardenne brothers’ Two Days, One Night (in the competition at Cannes, Belgium's submission for the 2015 Oscars), German documentary The Salt of the Earth by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado (awarded at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard this year), Romanian director Calin Peter Netzer’s Child Pose (Golden Bear at the 2013 Berlinale), English documentary National Gallery, Italian feature The Wonders by Alice Rohrwacher (Grand Prix at Cannes this year), Hungarian drama White God (Un Certain Regard Prize in Cannes this year) and French director Benoît Jaquot’s Three Hearts (in the competition this year in Venice).

The European Film Weeks are one of the most tangible cultural symbols of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership in Morocco. The Delegation of the European Union has held the festival in Morocco every year since 1991, in collaboration with the embassies and cultural institutes of the EU member states, under the aegis of the Moroccan ministry of communication and in partnership with the Moroccan Cinematographic Centre (CCM).

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