Varda receives Honorary Award at Morocco festival

French film director Agnes Varda reacts as she receives a Honorary Award. — AFP photos

French film director Agnes Varda reacts as she receives a Honorary Award during the 17th Marrakech International Film Festival on Sunday. US director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert de Niro also on Sunday discussed the changing nature of cinema in the age of streaming services on the sidelines of the Marrakech Film Festival.

“The cinema of the past is gone, things are changing,” Scorsese said during a meeting with the public at the Palais des Congres. “I don’t know what the future will be.” De Niro said during a news conference that “Movies have to be shown on a big screen.” Their remarks come with the ninth collaboration between Scorsese and double Oscar winner De Niro – gangster movie “The Irishman” – expected to be released next year by streaming giant Netflix. – AFP


This article was published on 03/12/2018