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MOROCCO, France | 98 minutes | 2019

For her first feature, the Moroccan filmmaker delves into the daily reality of Abla, a widow with an eight-year-old daughter, who runs a pastry shop in Casablanca. One day, pregnant young Samia knocks on her door. The friendship that grows between them is the perfect launch pad for Maryam Touzani to explore issues of motherhood in a place where it is illegal for single women. With help from polished, nuanced staging and the subtle performances of Lubna Azabal and Douae Belkhaouda, the film draws a remarkable portrait of female solidarity through two generous women galvanized by their powerful desire for freedom.

"... a beautifully made, character-driven little gem that knows when and how to touch all the right buttons." Variety
"One of Adam’s central pleasures is its calm arrival at fundamental truths about how women nurture and provide — even when they themselves receive little of the same." Screendaily

Cannes Film Festival - Un certain regard

Morocco's entry to the Academy Award for best international feature film

Programs

Monday October 14, 2019

Program #132
21:10
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 10

Thursday October 17, 2019

Program #201
19:20
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 17

Maryam Touzani

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distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Maryam Touzani
  • Producer Nabil Ayouch
  • Cast Lubna Azabal, Douae Belkhaouda, Nisrin Erradi

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