Magazine article Screen International

Monaliza Heads to Marrakech

Magazine article Screen International

Monaliza Heads to Marrakech

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Distributor and exhibitor Marrakech Spectacles has picked up Moroccan rights for Jordanian director Fadi G. Haddad's romantic comedy When MonaLiza Smiled, which is screening in DIFF's Muhr Arab Feature competition.

"It's a simply a wonderful love story we think will work with our audiences. It will be the first Jordanian film to ever be released theatrically in Morocco," said Marrakech Spectacles co-chief Mounia Layadi who negotiated the deal with Amman-based producer Nadia Eliewat.

"We also have an option for Algeria and Tunisia. We're just waiting to see how the film performs in Morocco," Layadi continued. "The plan is tap into the newly-created MEDIS distributors network to get it released in those territories."

MEDIS, a Europe-backed lobbying and networking body grouping some 20 distributors from across the Middle East, was launched at Dubai Film Market earlier this week. …

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