Out of Bounds wins the top prize at Marrakech

Frederikke Aspöck won the Golden Star at Marrakech International Film Festival, one of the largest festivals in North Africa, for her debut feature "Out of Bounds".

The feature film jury, led by director Emir Kusturica, awarded the Golden Star (Grand Prize) to Frederikke Aspöck for her feature debut "Out of Bounds" at the 11th Marrakech International Film Festival on Saturday 10 December.

Watch Frederikke Aspöck receive the prize below.

Marrakech International Film Festival has been held annually since 2000 and is one of the biggest film events of North Africa. In spite of being relatively new, the festival has received notable international attention and attracted prestigious names, thanks to Morocco's position as a frequently used location for Hollywood productions.

"Out of Bounds" was shown in Cannes 2011 as a Special Screening. Read interview with Frederikke Aspöck in FILM#72: Dog Days

"Out of Bounds" is a drama set in the harsh nature of a Swedish island. A young couple, Stella and Oskar, are visiting her father, Nathan, an artist living in solitary with his dog. When Stella reveals she’s pregnant, the news drives a wedge between the three characters, making their relationships even shakier than before.

Director Frederikke Aspöck has trained as a director at NYU's Tisch School of Arts. "Out of Bounds" is scripted by Daniel Dencik and produced by Thomas Heinesen for Nordisk Film Production with support from the talent fund New Danish Screen. International sales are handled by TrustNordisk.

Marrakech International Film Festival