More than 70 films will be screened at the 23rd Rabat International Film Festival and 14 films will be screened in the official competition. The opening ceremony of the event, hosted by the Lebanese and Rabat International Cultural Festival, was held at the Mohamed V National Theater on Friday evening. The official tournament will be held in the following cities: "Youtopia" of Italian director Berardo Carboni, "Resurrection" of Kristof Hoornaert (Berlgique), "Good morning" of Bahia Hojeij of Franco-Lebanon, "Namme" of Zaza Khalvashi And "Weldi" of Tunisian Mohamed Ben Attia. Mohamed Al Daradji of Iraq, "Amir" of Nima Eghlima of Iran, "El autor" of Martin Guenca of Spain, "Sleeper Duval" of Manuel Sanchez of France, "Rashid Masharawi of Palestine" And "Laaziza" by Mohcine Besri (Morako).
The opening of the festival was marked by a flair for Moroccan actor Fatima Harrandi (Raouia) for his brilliant artistic career. An active dedication has been given to the American filmmakers of Egyptian actor Mahmoud Hemida and Ethiopian Haile Gerima. At the same time, Abdelhaq Mantrach, chairman of the International Council for Arts and Culture, emphasized the role of the seventh art in cultural diplomacy, and the film "walks and erases images of the streets, stereotypes" The filmmakers pointed out that the project could be accompanied by a film production of Moroccan cultural artifacts. Actress Fatima Harrandi said she was a gesture of deep symbolic awareness in her eyes and moved with delight in the tribute paid to her.
The festival's jury, headed by filmmaker and film star Haile Gerima, is a jury of psychologist Professor Rose-Marie Chahine (Lebanon), painter Hassan Bourkia (Morocco), researchers Manuela Pasche (Italy), David Pierre Filipa (France – Congo), journalist Catlin Loop (France), journalist and filmmaker Lydia Peralta Garcia (Spain).
After the inauguration, the Japanese film "Une affaire de famille" was screened at Ande Hirokazu Kore Eda in Palme d 'Or Or.