Luxor (Egypt) - Moroccan movie "Zanka Contact" directed by Ismael El Iraki, won the best long film award at the Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF).
Filmed in the city of Casablanca and its surroundings, the 120-minute movie brings together actors Ahmed Hammoud, Said Bay, Fatima Atef, Khansa Batma, Abdel Rahman Mbiha, Mourad Zaoui.
Hammoud plays the role of "Larsen", a Moroccan drug-addicted rock star who made a career in England.
The Special Jury Prize in the feature film competition went to the Angolan film "Climatiseur" while the Egyptian actor Khaled El Sawy was greeted by the jury for his performance in the film "A Louer".
The 10th LAFF, which was held from March 26 to April 1, saw the screening of several important films in its four competitions (the long narrative, the long documentary, the short narrative and the Diaspora competitions) as well as other sections of the programme.
The opening film, which also participated in the long narrative competition was the Lesotho filmmaker Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese’s masterpiece, This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection. It won a special jury award at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, among others around the world.
Iconic Moroccan actor Azzelarab Kaghat was one of the six honoured African celebrities at the festival.