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Film Info
Programs:Images of Africa
Women & Film
Oscar Submission
Women Directors
Women's Rights
Family Drama
Release Year:2019
Runtime:98 min
Festivals & Awards:Oscar Submission-Morocco
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Strand Releasing
Director:Maryam Touzani
Producer:Nabil Ayouch
Cinematographer:Virginie Surdej
Screenwriter:Maryam Touzani
Editor:Julie Naas
Principal Cast:Lubna Azabal
Nisrin Erradi
Douae Belkhaouda
Aziz Hattab
Hasnaa Tamtaoui


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In Morocco, a pregnant woman is found sleeping on the streets by a lonely widow in this generous and empathetic debut feature.

Samia is exhausted, tired from being very, very pregnant and out of work, ostracized for not being married and forced to find work on a day-to-day basis. Enter the widow Abla, also fatigued but by grief over the loss of her husband. Reluctantly bringing Samia home, Abla gives the young mother-to-be a refuge with herself and her daughter. Squaring off in their mutual stubbornness, the two women soon find themselves good friends. The prize-winning Adam launched in the “Un Certain Regard” section of Cannes and is “an unabashed love letter to motherhood as well as to the skills of her two leads.” --Variety

Director Biography

Maryam Touzani is the writer and director of the acclaimed shorts “When They Slept” (2012) and “Aya Goes to the Beach” (2015). She also co-wrote and starred in Razzia (2017).


"[A] beautifully made, character-driven little gem" - Variety