The 15th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival will include “master classes” with world cinema titans Fatih Akin (“The Edge of Heaven”), Abbas Kiarostami (“Certified Copy,” above), and Park Chan-Wook (“Oldboy”), continuing its tradition of attracting major figures such as Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola. This year’s festival runs from Dec. 4 to Dec. 12.
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In addition, Marrakech will pay tribute to performers Willem Dafoe, Bill Murray, and India’s Madhuri Dixit; Moroccan filmmaker Kamal Derakaoui, and The Candian Cinema, with Atom Egoyan (“The Sweet Hereafter”) presiding over the delegation. Marrakech may be long distance, but this line-up is enough to tempt anyone to book a last-minute ticket.