Mariam Sanusi, left, and Anwulika Alphonsus in a scene from Sudabeh Mortezai's "Joy,” Marrakache's L’Etoile d’Or winner.
Photo courtesy of the London Film Festival
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Chaired by American director James Gray, the jury handed down its verdict at the conclusion of a nine-day, 14-film strong competition.The festival also hailed the career of Moroccan filmmaker Jilali Ferhati, whose films were shown in a new "panorama of Moroccan cinema" sidebar.Of the 80 films programmed for the official selection, 12 were Moroccan, and the festival welcomed more than 200 professionals from the Moroccan film industry.While Mohcine Besri's "Une urgence Ordinaire" ("A Common Emergency") screened in the main competition, seven other Moroccan films were projected in the Panorama du Cinema Marocain.
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