Director - Maryam Touzani
Script - Maryam Touzani
Camera - Virginie Surdej
Cast - Lubna Azabal, Douae Belkhaouda, Nisrin Erradi, Aziz Hattab, Hasna Tamtaoui
Producer - Nabil Ayouch
Production - Ali n' Productions

Abla runs a modest local bakery in Casablanca where she lives alone with her 8 year-old daughter Warda. Their routine of housework and homework is interrupted one day by a knock on the door. It is Samia, a young woman looking for a job and a roof over her head. The little girl is immediately taken with the newcomer but her mother initially refuses to allow a pregnant stranger into their home. Gradually, however, Alba's resolve softens and Samia's arrival begins to offer all of them the prospect of a new life.

„With great delicacy, Maryam Touzani shows how Moroccan society censures a woman who gives birth outside marriage – not a terribly original theme, but here it is made heartrending by the superb performances of Lubna Azabal and Nisrin Erradi in the lead roles.”
Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

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Cannes ’19 – Un Certain Regard Section Chicago ’19 – New Directors Competition - Roger Ebert Award Philadelphia ’19 – Archie Award – Best First Feature


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