Casablanca’s Arab Film Festival is the new cinematic appointment in Morocco. And for its first edition, Imttidad association for culture and development which organizes this event from December 10 to 15, paid tribute to the actress Amal Ayouch. On stage, the actress greeted the Moroccan directors who trusted her by granting her “big roles”. Amal Ayouch played in Jérôme Cohen-Olivar’s “L’Orchestre de minuit”.
Two directors also received a tribute during this first evening, namely the Algerian Ahmed Rachdi and the Egyptian Khalid Youssef who sees in this festival, an added value for the Arab cinema, calling to set up events of this type in every Arab city.
At the launch of the festivities, the feature film “Cadre vide” by director Sanae Akroud was screened. It’s the story of a Fatima, interpreted by Sanae Akroud, who is pregnant and leaves her village to settle in the city … At the Casablanca Arab Film Festival, there are also films in competition which will be judged by a jury chaired by Algerian director Ahmed Rachdi alongside Moroccan actresses Latifa Ahrar and Lebanese Carmen Lis, as well as training workshops and round tables on Arab cinema.