During this festive evening, which was attended by great artists and personalities from the world of art, culture, and the media, Farida Benlyazid received the Gold Star from the hands of another pioneering artist Younes Megri.
Farida Benlyazid expressed her gratitude to His Majesty King Mohammed VI for having created this festival, as she expressed her thanks to His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, President of the Marrakech International Film Festival Foundation, as well as to the organizers for the annual invitations.
The Moroccan director was delighted with this tribute which gave her “a feeling of rebirth”, recalling that she was a member of the jury during the first edition of this festival.
“I particularly like this festival which promotes the first works of their authors”, she said, adding that over the years she has had the opportunity to see “wonderful” films whose selection has always been “excellent”.
This tribute was preceded by a projection of Benlyazid’s film “Ruses de Femmes” at the Jamaa Lfna Square on the evening of November 15.