Film Set, Marrakech

With it’s vibrant and mystical qualities, the city of Marrakech is often used as backdrop for many films. Occasionally the movies leave a mark on the Red City.  One such example is to be found on the rue Mouassine, very near to the Mouassine fountain in the Central Medina five minutes from Riad Cinnamon and Riad Papillon.

The Souk scenes from the movie sex and the city 2 were filmed here and the street scene was ‘improved’ with an elegant overhead trellis, used to alter the lighting for filming.  After the event, the trellis was left providing extra shade from the Marrakech sun.  On closer inspection it is not made of wood but a fibrous plastic material,  after two years parts are starting to disintegrate and we doubt it will as long as the ancient medina streets around it!

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