In Morocco, where out-of-wedlock children are taboo, two very different single mothers come to each other’s aid. A warm-hearted, sensitive portrait of two women at a crossroads.
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...
| 98 minutes | 2019
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