A rain of stars illuminates the sky of the Red City on the occasion of the 17th edition of theMarrakech International Film Festival, which opens this Friday, November 30. As it has every year since 2001, the red carpet of the prestigious event will witness some of the biggest names in international cinema, among them actors, directors and versatile artists from all around the world.

Festival audiences will have the opportunity to see some of the most glamorous actors of international cinema. Italian star Monica Bellucci will beon the red carpet and on Jamaa El Fna Square at the public screening of the
celebrated Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra. Egyptian film diva andmuse of the great director Youssef Chahine, Yousra also confirms her presence in Marrakech, along with Italian actor, director and producer ValeriaGolino, who has appeared opposite big-screen greats, among them TomCruise and Dustin Hoffman.

On the male side, famous international cinema figures are coming to meet the public of Marrakech. Among them are Danish-American actor Viggo Mortensen, who delivers a breathtaking performance in Peter Farrelly’s Green
Book; French actor, Gaspard Ulliel, who incarnated Yves Saint Laurent inBertrand Bonello’s Saint Laurent; Mexican international star and director GaelGarcía Bernal, who appears in the Festival in Gonzalo Tobal’s The Accused;
actor Gilles Lellouche, who directed the delightful comedy The Big Bath; andSwiss actor, director and screenwriter Vincent Perez.

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