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Saturday, November 27, 2021

The 14th edition of the maroocian International Women’s Film Festival in Salé kicks off

The Swiss film “The Divine Order”, written and directed by Petra Volpi, opened the screenings of the 14th International Women’s Film Festival in Salé, western Morocco.

Swiss cinema will be the guest of honor for the festival, which is organized by the Bouregreg Association, and will continue until the thirteenth of November, according to Reuters.

During the opening ceremony, which was held at the Hollywood Cultural and Film Center in the Karima neighborhood of Salé, the festival reviewed the various jury committees, then presented a lyrical segment performed by the singer Sabah Zidani, accompanied by the orchestra.

At the opening, the festival honored actress and director Samia Akrio from Morocco, who received the honorary shield from the new Minister of Youth and Culture, Mohamed Mahdi Bensaid.

In this session, the festival will screen 10 films in the feature film competition, and 5 films in the documentary film competition, as well as a window on the Moroccan short film directed by young women talents, and a window on the Moroccan feature film.

Among the most prominent films participating in the feature film competition are “Costa Brava” by Mounia Akl from Lebanon, which premiered at the Venice Festival in September, and “Carla Sola” by Natalie Alvares Mason from Costa Rica, which premiered at Cannes in July.

The festival program also includes seminars, workshops, and lectures, as well as the “Cinema Dialogue”, which will bring together director Abdel Salam Al-Kalaei and director Jamila Annab to talk about the issue of gender in cinema.

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