The next edition of the Tetouan Film Festival, to be held from June 10 to 17, will pay tribute to the French-Belgian star Deborah François, the Spanish-German actor and director Alex Brendemmuhl and the Moroccan director Noureddine Lakhmari.
The name of Deborah Francois appeared in 2005, when she played in the diagnosis of the role of Sonia in the film “Baby”, directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Darden, the film that won the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival. And only four years later, she won the “Cesar” award for the best promising actress, for her participation in the film “The first day of the rest of your life” by Remy Besançon, until she was crowned in 2016 with the award for best actress at the International Festival of Historical Fiction Film.
As for the Spanish actor and director of German origin, Alex Brendmühl, he went from the stage to the cinema, where he interpreted masterpieces on the Spanish stage, such as the dramas Pied Piper’s Palette, Shots and Shadows and Further than the Bridge… to be able to, in a short time, become a big star. In fact, in 2007 he received the award for best Spanish actor. He has continued his roles in many famous films, including The Net by Acosti Villa.
The Tetouan Festival will also pay tribute in this session to Moroccan director Noureddine Lakhmari, who spent his youth in Norway, where he made his first short films, and was awarded the prize for best short film in 1993. When Lakhmari returned to Morocco, he was taking a new look at filmmaking since his first feature film The Look.
Lakhmari is a director from the city of Casablanca, where he presented a film trilogy on this city, through the film Casanegra in 2008, which was chosen to represent Morocco at the 2010 Oscar for Best Foreign Film, and won 25 international awards, then the film “Zero” in 2012, winner of the Best Film Award at the National Festival of Tangier, and participated that year in the edition of the Marrakech Festival. Then “Burn Out” was chosen to represent Morocco in the Oscar category for Best Foreign Language Film at the 82nd Academy Awards.