Italian movie wins top prize at Mediterranean film festival in Morocco

By on April 1, 2017


The Italian movie "Indivisibili" by Edoardo De Angelis won late on Saturday the Grand Prix Tamouda d'or, the top prize at the 23rd International Mediterranean Film Festival in Morocco. (Photo: (WP:NFCC#4/ Wikipedia)
The Italian movie “Indivisibili” by Edoardo De Angelis won late on Saturday the Grand Prix Tamouda d’or, the top prize at the 23rd International Mediterranean Film Festival in Morocco. (Photo: WP:NFCC#4/ Wikipedia)

RABAT–The Italian movie “Indivisibili” by Edoardo De Angelis won late on Saturday the Grand Prix Tamouda d’or, the top prize at the 23rd International Mediterranean Film Festival in Morocco.

The French director Benedicte Pagnot claimed the top prize in documentary competition with her work “Islam pour memoire.”

China, as the guest of honor for this festival, also took numerous Chinese movies to the screen, which reflecting various areas of China’s film industry.

Among the movies, which will be screened during the festival, there are Wu Ershan’s movie “Mojin: The Lost Legend,” Dante Lam’s “Operation Mekong,” Xu Haofeng’s “The Master” and Cao Baoping’s “The Dead End.”

The official competition of the festival, held in Morocco’s northern city of Tetouan, includes 24 films from 15 Mediterranean countries, including 12 feature films and 12 documentary films.

The jury of the feature films will be presided by the Egyptian director Yousry Nasrallah, while the documentary jury will be headed by French screen writer Thomas Bauer.

Established in 1985, the Tetouan International Film Festival focuses on the promotion of films from Mediterranean countries, and it is gaining influence as a major project in Morocco.