The Colombian film “Valley of Souls” (Tantas Almas) by director Nicolas Rincon Gille, won Saturday night, the Grand Prize “Golden Star” of the 18th edition of the International Film Festival of Marrakech (FIFM).
This feature film recounts the events of Colombia in 2002 through the character of José who, after a particularly hectic night, returns home and is greeted by his daughter in tears who teaches him the tragic news: “They took them”. José then knows that his two sons are dead and that their bodies have been thrown into the river. He goes in search of the bodies. This feature film is an intense advocacy for peace in a society that the civil war continues to tear.
The Best Actor Award went to Australian actor Toby Wallace for his role in director Shannon Murphy’s film “Babyteeth”. He plays the role of Moses, a drug dealer in the small week, full of fantasy although a little disturbed.
As for the women’s performance award, it was awarded jointly to two British actresses, Roxanne Scrimshaw and Nichola Burley for their performance in the film “Lynn + Lucy” by Fyzal Boulifa.
The director’s award was given to Tunisian director Ala Eddine Slim for his film “Tlamess”, a feature film, while that of the Jury was won ex-aequo by Zhai Yixiang’s Chinese films “Mosaic Portrait” and Saudi “Last Visit” (Akher Ziyara) by Abdulmohsen Aldhabaan.