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Large tribute to Scandinavian Cinema in Marrakech: 47 films, 33 filmmakers

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- From classics by Carl Th Dreyer and Victor Sjöström to the most recent premieres – the festival “will continue to reinforce the close ties between the Northern Lights and the radiance of Morocco”

Large tribute to Scandinavian Cinema in Marrakech: 47 films, 33 filmmakers

Two Danish Oscar-winning directors – Bille August (Pelle the Conqueror/1988) and Susanne Bier (In a Better World [+see also:
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/2010) – have joined the contingency of 33 filmmakers from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden heading for the 13th Marrakech International Film Festival, which will stage the largest focus so far on Scandinavian Cinema outside the Nordic countries.

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Unspooling between November 29-December 7, the Moroccan festival will screen 47 Nordic features – from Carl Th Dreyer and Victor Sjöström’s 1928 classics to the most recent premieres. “Since its beginning Marrakech has been a showcase for the quality and diversity of Scandinavian cinema, and the 13th edition will continue to reinforce the close ties between the Northern Lights and the radiance of Morocco,” said festival director Mélita Toscan du Plantier.

Swedish director Lisa Langseth’s second feature, Hotel [+see also:
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, which opened domestically on October 4, has been selected for the international competition with 15 entries, to be judged by a jury presided by US director Martin Scorsese. Starring Alicia Vikander and David Dencik, Langseth’s drama follows a woman who has everything – a good job, lots of friends, a secure relationship – until the day it all falls apart. “I can’t wait to hear what Scorsese thinks about it,” she said.

Last year Danish director Tobias Lindholm’s A Hijacking [+see also:
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(2012) won the Jury Prize, adding Best Actor for Søren Malling; A Hijacking is also on this year’s programme, with Michael Noer’s Northwest [+see also:
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(2013), Nikolaj Arcel’s A Royal Affair [+see also:
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interview: Mikkel Boe Følsgaard
interview: Nikolaj Arcel
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(2012) and Thomas Vinterberg’s The Hunt [+see also:
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interview: Thomas Vinterberg
interview: Thomas Vinterberg
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(2012). Lindholm, Noer, Vinterberg, Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive/2011), Per Fly (Waltz for Monica/2013) and actor Mads Mikkelsen are among the attendants.

Swedish director Ingmar Bergman is represented by three films, The Seventh Seal (1957), Autumn Sonata (1978), Saraband [+see also:
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(2003); Bergman was nominated for nine Oscars, one for Autumn Sonata, while Jan Troell received two noms, for The Emigrants (1971). Langseth, Troell, Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In [+see also:
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interview: John Nordling
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), Ruben Östlund (Play [+see also:
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) and actresses Lena Endre, Edda Magnason and Noomi Rapace are among those flying the Swedish colours.

Norwegian director Erik Poppe will be in Marrakech to present his new A Thousand Times Good Night [+see also:
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, with ao Sara Johnsen (All That Matters Is Past [+see also:
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), Pål Sletaune’s (Babycall [+see also:
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), and actress Maria Bonnevie. Finnish representatives include directors Aku Louhimies (Frozen City [+see also:
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interview: Aku Louhimies
interview: Markus Selin
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), Dome Karukoski and actress Kati Outinen - Icelandic arrivals include directors Dagur Kári (Noi the Albino) and Baltasar Kormákur (101 Reykjavik). – Northern Lights: Tribute to Scandinavian Cinema will open on December 4 at Marrakech’s Palais des Congrès.

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