Exceptional momentum for Essaouira in the world of cinema

Exceptional momentum for Essaouira in the world of cinema
Exceptional momentum for Essaouira in the world of cinema
Speaking at the opening of the second edition of “La Dolce Vita in Mogador», expected meeting and accomplice of Moroccan moviegoers with the great Italian school of cinema, Andre Azoulay welcomed “reunion of Essaouira with the seventh art“, recalling in this regard that “since the birth of cinematographynearly a hundred major productions have chosen the City of trade winds to be filmed there and that in a gesture that remains engraved in the memory of each of us, it is to Morocco that Orson Welles dedicated his Gold Medal won in Cannes for his legendary film “Othello” shot in Essaouira“.

Highlighting the vocation and exceptional potential ofEssaouira “as the land of choice forcinema industry“, Andre Azoulay declared that “we have every reason to aim for the highest summits by mobilizing the prescribers and decision-makers of the cinema planet to encourage them to take the right measure of the offer and the assets of the Morocco in Essaouira and elsewhere.

For his part, the Italian ambassador in Rabat, Armando Baruccowelcomed the holding of this major cinematographic event, emphasizing that this second edition represents a real leap forward, with a program spread over four days, full of screenings and enriching meetings.

For his part, the mayor of Essaouira, Tarik Ottmaniemphasized the importance of this international meeting which constitutes the opportunity to reconnect with the seventh art, calling in this regard, for the opening of cinemas in the City of Trade Winds in order to allow the population to fully enjoy the cinematic experience and contribute to the cultural influence of the city.

Alberto d’Arcoartistic director of the Festival, highlighted the immense power of movie theater as a vehicle for unique experiences, exploring captivating stories, provoking thought and finding incomparable entertainment.

“La Dolce Vita à Mogador” plans an exceptional selection of films

This second edition provides for the screening of an exceptional selection of films, including “Brado” (Kim Rossi Stuart, 2022), “Le bleu du caftan” (Meryem Touzani, 2023), “La Bella Estate” (Laura Luchetti, 2023) , “Wall” (Kasia Smutniak, 2023), “C’è ancora domani” (Paola Cortellesi, 2023), “Ali Zaoua, prince of the street” (Nabil Ayouch, 2000), “Cipria” (Giovanni Piperno, 2023) , “L’uomo che non cambiò la storia” (Enrico Caria, 2017), “Sergio Leone – L’italiano che inventò l’America” (Francesco Zippel, 2022) and “Ieri, oggi, domani” (Vittorio De Sica, 1963).

Further enriching this second edition of “La Dolce Vita à Mogador” are also offered “Master class» captivating, exploring themes such as “History and myth”, “Cinema professions: editing” and “Why Ali?”

In addition, several debate meetings with the public will enhance this unique cinematic experience, the aim being to encourage an interactive and stimulating dialogue between film buffs and professionals in the field, thus allowing an in-depth exploration of the themes addressed and a more nuanced understanding of the works presented.

Organized by the Essaouira-Mogador Association, in partnership with the Italian Embassy in Morocco, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Communication, this second edition, which continues until to May 11, brilliantly confirms the return of the seventh art in large numbers to the City of the Trade Winds with a selection of new films and masterpieces on the menu to the delight of moviegoers.



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