Russian film on disabled tops Morocco festival

Russian film on disabled tops Morocco festival

MARRAKECH, Morocco - Film "Corrections Class", dealing with a group of disabled teenagers in a Russian high school, has scooped the top prize at the Marrakech Film Festival in Morocco.

The jury headed by French actress Isabelle Huppert awarded the Golden Star to "Corrections Class", by debut director Ivan Tverdovsky, from a field of 15 films from across the world.

Also honoured at Saturday night's awards ceremony were British actor Jeremy Irons, US star Viggo Mortensen and Adel Imam, a veteran of Egyptian cinema.

The 10-day festival featured 87 films and paid tribute to Japanese cinema by showcasing a retrospective of more than 20 movies at an event traditionally dominated by Arab, French and American films.

The Jury Prize award went to "Chrieg" - a feature film debut by Swiss director Simon Jaquemet.

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