The Marrakech International Film Festival today announced that will be honouring two of the film industries most talented women as both American actress Robin Wright and French filmmaker Agnes Varda will attend the 17th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival to receive their Etoile d’Or Awards.
Golden Globe-winning actress Wright, known for her roles in ‘House of Cards’ and ‘Forrest Gump’ said this of the news:
“I’m honoured to be receiving the Etoile d’Or award at this year’s Marrakech Film Festival. I’m thrilled to be visiting the country of Morocco and grateful to be given this opportunity to experience the Moroccan culture and enjoy such a beautiful location.”
Filmmaker Agnes Varda, who won an Oscar for her documentary ‘Visages villages’ will also be in attendance at the festival and said this of her award.
“I loved Marrakech before the festival existed, but the addition of cinema makes me even more happy to come back and meet the community of Moroccan and worldwide filmmakers and film buffs.”
The 18th edition of the Marrakech Film Festival will take place from the 30th November to the 8th December 2018