Indian cinema is celebrating its centenary next year and the Marrakech International Film Festival will be the first to celebrate with a special tribute paid to Hindi cinema. For its 12th edition, the Festival will welcome the largest Indian delegation ever assembled at an international festival, and screen a great number of Hindi films throughout the week, including every night at the open-air screenings on the famous Jemaa El Fna Square, with some of Bollywood’s greatest stars and filmmakers presenting their films to Moroccan audiences who are long-time Bollywood fans.
Following the sudden death of director and producer Yash Chopra, the Marrakech International Film Festival will also pay tribute to this icon of Indian cinema, whose films include such classics as DEEWAAR (1975) – film that revealed actor Shah Rukh Khan; SILSILA (1981); LAMHE (1991); and more recently VEER-ZAARA (2004). In the words of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Yash Chopra “entertained many generations with his rare creativity and established the popularity of Indian cinema internationally.”
During this tribute to Indian cinema, the Festival will screen Yash Chopra’s last film, JAB TAK HAI JAAN staring Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, in the presence of Shah Rukh Khan.
For more information and the full program see http://en.festivalmarrakech.info