Russian director Pavel Lounguine will also speak at the festival in Morocco’s capital.
Oscar winner Paul Haggis and Paul Verhoeven will be among the directors to take to the stage for master classes at this year’s Marrakech Film Festival.

Million Dollar Baby writer and producer and Crash writer, producer and director Haggis, who most recently worked on the Golden Globe-winning miniseries Show Me a Hero, will discuss themes of social justice and racism in his work.

Verhoeven, whose Cannes entry Elle is France’s best foreign-language film submission for the Oscars, will also be on hand to discuss his career.

Cannes best director winner Pavel Lounguine will also give a master class during the week-long festival. The Russian director’s latest, Queen of Spades, penned by The King’s Speech writer David Seidler, just made its market debut at AFM.

Underground Hungarian director Bela Tarr will chair this year’s jury, which includes Oscar-winning Danish director Billie August, Argentinian director Lisandro Alonso and Australian actor Jason Clarke.

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