Marrakech film festival prize goes to Iranian film Shemroon

Iranian director Emad Aleebrahim Dehkordi won the "Golden Star" and dedicated the award to the women of Iran

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A Tale of Shemroon” by its Iranian director Emad Aleebrahim Dehkordi won the “Golden Star” (Grand Prize) of the 19th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival, placed under the High Patronage of King Mohammed VI, announced the Jury of the official competition at the closing ceremony held Saturday evening at the city’s sumptuous Conference Palace.

This 102-minute feature film tells the story of “Iman” and his little brother “Payar” who live with their father. After the death of their mother, “Iman” sees his life completely turned upside down and seeks a way out.

Taking advantage of his connections with the capital’s youth, Iman sets up a small business to make easy money, and what at first seems to be the path to a new beginning, turns into a twisted cycle affecting the family’s destiny..

This closing ceremony was also marked by the awarding of the Jury Prize handed over ex-aequo to “Alma Viva” by Cristèle Alves Meira (Portugal) and “Le Bleu du Caftan” by Maryam Touzani (Morocco).

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