euronews cinema – A master class in Marrakesh This year’s President of the Jury at the Marrakesh Film Festival was John Boorman, the British director, screenwriter and producer who is a connoisseur of world cinema. So what is he looking for in the films shown at the festival? “Personally I’m looking always in the festival for originality, experimentation; after all you can see normal standard cinema every day in the cinemas but when you go to a festival you expect to look and see perhaps new ways of making films, new ways of looking at things. And of course the great thing is that you see films from all over the world and you get an insight into life in those country. I mean we have films from Taiwan, from India and from the Czech Republic,” he said. Euronews correspondent at the festival, Kawtar Wakil said: “Away from the competition, the master class which is held every year is a major attraction. It offers people a unique opportunity to share the best practices and processes of some of the greatest directors in the world.” Darren Aronofsky, the American director of such blockbuster movies as ‘Requiem for a Dream’ and ‘Black Swan’, hosted one of the master classes. In the audience for that event was student Pascale Marine. “The master class offered me a lot. I learned about many aspects of the industry – writing, directing, everything that happens in a film. It is important for me because I love movies,” she said. Students and movie buffs packed the master class listening intently to the panel of
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