The official closing ceremony of the 19th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival was held on November 19, 2022 at the Palais des Congrès. This year the film was awarded the Grand Prix Etoile d’Or, placed under the patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI black Knight by Iranian director Emad Aleebrahim Dehkordi announced the official competition jury. Composed of French actor Tahar Rahim, actress Vanessa Kirby, German actress Diane Kruger, Australian director Justin Kurzel, Lebanese director and actress Nadine Labaki and Moroccan director Laïla Marrakchi, the jury also awarded the Jury Prize to movies Alma Viva by Cristèle Alves Meira (Portugal) e The blue of the caftan by Maryam Touzani while Indonesian actor Arswendy Bening Swara won the best actor award for his film Autobiography.
Among the guests present, we could find Guillaume Canet, very chic in an elegant black tuxedo with satin lapels and bow tie. Director Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Kingdom was able to meet his ex-wife Diane Kruger particularly prepared for this last night of the race. In love with the beautiful blonde for several years, he had married her in September 2001. Crazy for her, he had even made her shoot in the film with a very evocative title My idol.
“No one ever told me to my face that I was just a supermodel married to Guillaume Canet! As a young actress, I was just super happy to get a role in a movie. It doesn’t matter why people chose me!“, he confided in an interview with SHE.. Unfortunately in 2006 their story ends. The director would have been seduced by the French actress Marion Cotillard with whom he filmed Games for children (2003). Since then, they have become the happy parents of Louise and Marcel.
And this closing evening of this beautiful Festival, Guillaume Canet therefore found himself once again having to meet his ex-wife. During this ceremony, Diane Kruger dazzled Festival-goers by arriving in a mauve satin gown bearing the Armani Privé logo. Embellished with rhinestones and multiple drapes, this Haute-Couture creation featured an XXL neckline that must have impressed more than one person. And this time Marion Cotillard was not present.