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2015 Marrakech Int. Film Fest: Park-Chan Wook, Kiarostami & Akin Offer Masterclass…Team Zissou Pair Celebrated

It’s suntory time folks. Park-Chan Wook, Abbas Kiarostami and Fatih Akin will be giving master classes while two members of the Team Zissou faction in Willem Dafoe and Bill Murray will be honored with career tributes at the upcoming 2015 Marrakech Int. Film Fest (December 4th to the 12th). The star-studded attendees already include a who’s who jury. Dafoe has Zhang Yimou’s The Great Wall, Hector Babenco’s My Hindu Friend and Tommy Wirkola’s What Happened to Monday? coming up while Murray has recently added a brand pair to his filmography with Barry Levinson’s Rock the Kasbah (a subpar effort from the director) and Sofia Coppola’s star-studded side project between features in A Very Murray Christmas.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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