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Scorsese's Marrakech International Film Festival Jury Winners Led by 'Han Gong-Ju' (TRAILER)

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! December 8, 2013 at 2:21PM

Prize winners of the 2013 Marrakech International Film Festival have been unveiled by jury president Martin Scorsese and a jury including Marion Cotillard, Patricia Clarkson, Park Chan-wook, Paolo Sorrentino and Fatih Akin.
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"Han Gong-Ju"
"Han Gong-Ju"

Prize winners of the 2013 Marrakech International Film Festival have been unveiled by jury president Martin Scorsese and jurists Fatih Akin, Patricia Clarkson, Marion Cotillard, Amat Escalante, Golshifteh Farahani, Anurag Kashyap, Narjiss Nejjar, Park Chan-wook and Paolo Sorrentino (who had to miss his big night at the European Film Awards).

South Korean director Lee Su-jin took the top festival prize, The Golden Star, for his drama "Han Gong-Ju" (gorgeous Korean trailer below). The jury prize went to 2013 Cannes FIPRESCI winner Jeremy Saulnier's arthouse revenge film "Blue Ruin," tying with Carlos Machado Quintela's "The Swimming Pool."

Full list of winner's below:

THE GOLDEN STAR - THE FESTIVAL GRAND PRIZE

HAN GONG-JU de/by LEE Su-jin (South Korea)

THE JURY PRIZE

BLUE RUIN by Jeremy SAULNIER (USA)
THE SWIMMING POOL (La piscina) de/by Carlos MACHADO QUINTELA (Cuba & Venezuela)

THE BEST DIRECTING PRIZE

MEDEAS by Andrea PALLAORO (USA, Italy & Mexico)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS

Alicia VIKANDER
for the film HOTELL by Lisa LANGSETH (Sweden)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR

Didier MICHON & Slimane DAZI
for the film FEVERS (Fievres) by Hicham AYOUCH (France & Morocco)

THE CINECOLES PRIZE

BAD by Ayoub LAHNOUD & Alaa AKAABOUNE (ESAV school - Marrakech)

This article is related to: Awards, Festivals, Awards Season Roundup


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.