Valley of Souls: Nicolás Rincón Gille’s Colombian Film Wins Top Award at 2019 Marrakech Film Fest

The 2019 Marrakech Film Fest (18th edition) awarded the Etoile d’Or for best film to Colombia’s Valley of Souls, directed by Nicolás Rincón Gille.

In his acceptance speech the director said: “Colombia is a country that people know very little about. But in this film I try to offer a glimpse of the country and make us realize how we are connected at the deepest human level.”

The Jury Prize was awarded to Saudi Arabian feature, Last Visit by Abdulmohsen Aldhabaan, who expressed his thanks to his cast and crew.

Co-winning Jury Prize was Chinese film Mosaic Portrait by Zhai Yixiang, who said: “I saw a lot of mosaics here in Marrakech, so I think I came to the right place.”

Best directing prize was awarded to the Tunisian director Ala Eddine Slim for his visually striking Tlamess. He dedicated the award to “all people who have a dream to achieve something in their lives.”