The 80-year-old director pointed out that it is difficult to express his feelings at this difficult time, especially since he is personally associated with this country after filming many films in it, in addition to his frequent visits to the city of Marrakech on the occasion of its International Film Festival and his multiple holidays in the Kingdom.
He expressed solidarity with Morocco, describing it as his second home, and declared that he shared the feelings of grief and shock of the Moroccan people and prayed for the victims. "I am rushing the moment I return to the place I love so much," Scorsese concluded, referring to Marrakech.
Supporter of "Atlas Workshops"
American filmmaker Martin Scorsese, who has been one of the most influential artists in the world for more than 40 years, continues his dedicated support for the Marrakech International Film Festival, which he has attended five times before.
The Italian-born director has agreed to take on the role of sponsor of the sixth edition of Atlas Workshops, a programme that supports local talent in Morocco.
According to a statement issued by the Marrakech International Film Festival Foundation, Scorsese will be the first senior figure invited to sponsor the Atlas Workshops course, and to give his name to the graduating class, noting that he will participate in several sessions with the holders of the selected projects in the next edition of these workshops.
The same source highlighted that Scorsese will open a new tradition at the Marrakech Festival, which will be organized from November 24 to December 2, 2023, which is to host a new great figure from world cinema, annually, to be a sponsor of the workshops, noting that each batch of winners will bear the name of the character who accompanied it, which means that the class of 2023 will be called the "Martin Scorsese Batch".
Martin Scorsese is an American film director. He was born on November 17, 1942. Scorsese is one of the most influential and creative directors in the history of cinema, with a career full of successful and internationally acclaimed films.
Scorsese has made many acclaimed films, including "Taxi Driver", "Goodfellas", "Raging Bull" and "The Departed", and has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career.
His films are distinguished by his unique style, rich in details and depth of characters, and he has had a great impact on the film industry and new directors. His artistic achievements made him one of the greatest directors in the history of cinema.