Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Marrakesh Film Festival

Marrakesh Film Festival is held every year about the first week in December and we are often travelling through Marrakesh then on our way home but have never participated in anyway. This year sweetheart was with us so we decided to stop over a couple of nights and see what was going on. Unfortunately our invitation to the opening dinner hosted by the King went missing so we only caught the end. Our real interest was the Homage to Terry Gillian although we weren't there for the screening of Fear and Loathing in Las Vagas which I have never seen although  it is a classic favourite book. Sweetheart did not understand the attraction and sadly was unaware of any significance in the big foot coming down. We saw the maestro himself before the screening of The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus in the Place and sweetheart was of course interested as it was Heath Ledger's last film. Unfortunately it was a dubbed french version, and so as it was very cold and the crowd almost exclusively young males we drifted off for dinner at the food stalls. We had taken the precaution of staying in a hotel just round the corner from the Colisseum cinema and spent our last morning watching The 12 Monkeys IN ENGLISH!

The  screen in Djaa mel Faa

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