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Abla runs a modest local bakery from her home in Casablanca where she lives alone with her young 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, Abla's resolve softens and Samia's arrival begins to offer all of them the prospect of a new life. Winner, Audience Award, 2020 Ashland Independent Film Festival; Winner, Best Cinematography, 2019 Carthage Film Festival; Winner, Roger Ebert Award, 2019 Chicago International Film Festival; Winner, Best Actress (Nisrin Erradi), 2019 Durban International Film Festival. Official Selection, 2019 Cannes, Toronto, Philadelphia, Tallinn Black Nights and AFI FEST film festivals; 2020 Palm Springs, Rotterdam and Göteborg film festivals.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    98 minutes
  • Language
    Arabic
  • Country
    Morocco, France, Belgium
  • Rating
    NOT RATED
  • Note
    With English subtitles.
  • Director
    Maryam Touzani
  • Screenwriter
    Maryam Touzani, Nabil Ayouch
  • Producer
    Nabil Ayouch
  • Cast
    Lubna Azabal, Nisrin Erradi