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FIFM to honor Robin Wright and Agnes Varda

Written by FDM

After Robert De Niro, the Marrakech International Film festival pays tribute to two women with exceptional paths: American actress Robin Wright (House of Cards) and French director Agnès Varda, who will both receive the Golden Star of the Marrakech festival.

With a rich film career, Robin Wright has alternated major productions and
important roles in independent films (Forrest Gump, Crossing guard, She’s so lovely, Unbreakable …). In 2013, her career took a new start with the cult series “House of Cards “, where she played the role of Claire Underwood, one of the most outstanding and fascinating female characters in the world of contemporary series.

” I am honored to receive the Golden Star of the Marrakech Film Festival this year. I am delighted to visit Morocco and grateful to have the opportunity to discover Moroccan culture and enjoy such a beautiful place, “said Robin Wright in an official statement.

Likewise, an emblematic figure, a major director of the Nouvelle Vague, a brilliant all-rounder, Agnès Varda enjoys great international recognition (Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Oscar d honor, etc.).   Photographer, screenwriter, actress, director, visual artist … nothing seems to stop her immense curiosity. Her latest film, “Faces, Villages” co-directed with the young artist JR and nominated for the 2018 Oscars, is a new proof of the freedom and creativity of this exceptional artist.

“I loved Marrakech before the festival existed, but the addition of cinema makes me even more happy to come back and meet the Moroccan and international filmmaking community ,” said Agnès Varda.

The festival is scheduled from November 30 to December 8, 2018, and promises a new strong sequence for its 17th edition.