Morocco: Maturity, Agriculture, Richness, Opportunities, Conviviality, the land of a thousand and one blessings. Since time immemorial, Morocco has hosted a diverse range of film productions and events. From the Mediterranean short film festival in Tangier to the international trans-Saharan film festival in Zagora, one can only believe hard as iron in the authenticity and splendor of the works of cinema produced in Morocco. Thrifty then presents to you the major works and prepares you to spend your best stay.
Besides efficiently being an excellent tourist destination, Morocco is a popular film destination for many national and international productions. Thanks to its glorious sunlight and various landscapes, Morocco remains an outstanding filming site.
Those who are passionate about the change of scenery and discovery, appreciate more and more Morocco. This touristic destination is full of valuable assets that make it a prime destination for the seventh art.
Did you know that many scenes from the acclaimed movie: Mission Impossible by Christopher McQuarrie in fruitful collaboration with Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Ferguson, were filmed in Marrakech, Rabat, and Casablanca? Or that the movie so-called: the New Adventures of Aladdin (2015) was shot in Morocco, in the magnificent city of Ouarzazate.
The American product Inception (2010) by Christopher Nolan with Leonardo Di Caprio and Marion Cotillard was partially shot in Tangier.
In the same context, the second film of the legendary Asterix and Obelix saga used a film studio in Ouarzazate for its shooting.
The kingdom powerfully attracts leading names like Hitchcock, Scorsese, or Pasolini to shoot their films. For the odd part, in The Man Who Would Be King by John Huston, the main actor met Micheline Roquebrune who, later became his wife, in Marrakech during the shooting.
Likewise, Othello by Orson Welles (Prize at Cannes in 1952 as a Moroccan film) was shot in Essaouira. Othello represents on top of that an adaptation of a play by Shakespeare.
This vital sector has gallantly led to the ingenious construction of several film centers, in Casablanca as well as in Ouarzazate. Morocco participates massively in the flowering of this art industry.
Thrifty Morocco's little tip: Rent your car and conquer the places where your favorite movies were filmed.