Maryam Touzani | Morocco, France, Belgium, Qatar | 2019 | 100'
Sat 27 March H 17:30
Abla has lost her husband and runs a small bakery in her home in Casablanca, where she lives with her 8 year-old daughter. When Samia, a young pregnant woman, knocks on her door, Abla is far from imagining that her life is about to change forever. Marginalised by a society that judges and condemns women on their own, Abla and Samia, together, will once again find a taste for life.
Lubna Azabal, Douae Belkhaouda, Nisrin Erradi, Aziz Hattab, Hasna Tamtaoui
Ali n' Productions
SIGNIS Award (OCIC e UNDA) (30th FESCAAAL 2021), Best Director (Almaty Film Festival 2019), Best Film (El Gouna Film Festival 2019), Coup de cœur du Public de Besançon (Lumières d'Afrique Film Festival 2019), Jury Prize (Palm Springs International Film Festival 2020), New Directors Competition (Chicago International Film Festival 2019), Best Actress (Durban International Film Festival 2019), International Competition (Jeonju Film Festival 2020), Best First Feature (Philadelphia Film Festival 2019)
Maryam Touzani was born in 1980 in Tangier, Morocco, where she spent her childhood. After graduating in London, she returned to Morocco and started working as a journalist, specializing in cinema. In 2012, her first short film Quand ils dorment won several awards at international festivals including the Doha Tribeca Film Festival and the Festival International du Cinéma Méditerranéen in Montpellier. Aya goes to the beach is premiered at the Dubai Film festival in the fall of 2015.
2019 – Adam, ff
2015 – Aya goes to the beach, sf
2012 – Quand ils dorment, sf