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PARIS – Marrakech is adding even more sparkle to an already star-studded festival, announcing Sharon Stone and Juliette Binoche will be honored with tributes during the week-long festival that begins later this month. The Oscar-nominated actresses – joining jury members Martin Scorcese, Marion Cotillard and Patricia Clarkson in the Moroccan city – will be honored in separate ceremonies during the week.
Among the honorees is Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda, whose babies-switched-at birth drama Like Father, Like Son won him the Jury Prize at Cannes earlier this year, and legendary Argentine director and politician Fernando Solanas, whose political films and government opposition resulted in a shooting that left him with disabilities. Though Solanas’ more recent works have been social awareness documentaries, he won the best director prize at Cannes in 1998 for his drama Sur.
The festival also announced that Prometheus star Noomi Rapace will attend as part of the Swedish delegation for the tribute to Scandinavian cinema. Her film Millennium, the original adaptation of Steig Larsson’s international bestseller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, will be shown during the festival.
They join a growing list of attendees including directors Amat Escalante (Heli), Paolo Sorrentino (This Must be the Place), and Park Chan-wook (Stoker), who will serve on Scorsese’s jury. Only God Forgives director Nicolas Winding Refn and The Immigrant director James Gray will both teach master classes.
The festival runs from Nov. 29 to Dec. 7.
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