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Live from the Marrakech Film Festival: Growing the Moroccan Film Industry

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.11.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Some festivals double as markets -- where films without distribution come to be seen and purchased -- and make up in quantity what they may lack in quality. Marrakech is more about the movies themselves, and offers a limited slate of titles.

Horror and Suspense at the Deauville American Film Festival: From Vampires to "Sin City"

Karin Badt | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Over a third of the 14 films in competition at the Deauville American Film Festival this year were genre pieces -- thriller or suspense or horror -- from Ana Lily Amirpour's vampire flick A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night to the political thriller A Most Wanted Man featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Thrillers Boost the Film Industry: A Conversation With Festival Director Bruno Barde in Beaune

Karin Badt | Posted 06.06.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

I trust Barde's recommendations. He is not only the director of the Beaune International Thriller Festival, but five other festivals, including Deauville and Marrakesh. As such, he personally watches over l000 films a year, to choose the selection for each festival.

The Winners of the Marrakech International Film Festival

Karin Badt | Posted 02.06.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The closing awards ceremony of the Marrakech International Film Festival this evening was unusually emotional for me -- for after a week of running in...

Stars at the Marrakech International Film Festival: from Juliette Binoche and Charlotte Rampling to Nicolas Winding Refn and Abbas Kiarostami

Karin Badt | Posted 01.31.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

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 backgro...

SHARON STONE HONORED BY THE MARRAKECH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Karin Badt | Posted 01.30.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

A sign of an exceptional actress: as she walked up the Red Carpet to the opening ceremony of the Marrakech International Film Festival, Sharon Stone,...

Cannibals and Snipers: Trends in American Cinema at the Deauville Film Festival

Karin Badt | Posted 11.11.2013 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Why was there a film about cannibals at the Deauville American film festival, a film so gory and graphic with chunks of flesh in the mouths, that it r...