On the Red Carpet. Marrakech.

As the curtain fell on the 08 Marrakech Film Festival last night. We were lucky enough to receive invitations to the watch the closing ceremony at the Palais des Congress Marrakech.


Luckily when we set off , invitation in hand, I didn’t realise we would have to run the gauntlet of the red carpet, or I would probably never have shown up but after a few nerve racking minutes of bright lights and being really careful not to fall flat on my face in we went.


To take our places and watch the final evening of award giving. The Etoile d’Or / Grand Prix went to WILD FIELD by Russian Director Mikhail Kalatozishvili, The Prix de jury went to The Shaftby Chinese director Zhang Chi. The  Prix d’interprétation féminine was awarded MELISSA LEO for the film FROZEN RIVER by the American  director Courtney Hunt, and the Prix d’interprétation masculine went to
EERO AHOfor his performance in the Finnish film TEARS OF APRIL by Aku Louhimies.

After the ceremony it was back outside to the excited crowd who had gathered to do some celebrity watching. Then onto the after party held in an adjacent part of the Palais des Congress.


From the VIP we watched as everyone celebrated the closing of another successful film festival here in Marrakech.












~ by marrakechxanthepat on November 23, 2008.

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