| 2021 – 100′ – Drama – A Morocco-France-Belgium coproduction –
Written by Myriam Touzani and Nabil Ayouch.
Directed by Myriam Touzani.
Starring Lubna Azabal, Nisrin Erradi, Douae Belkhaouda, Aziz Hattab.
Official Selection Cannes International Film Festival (Un Certain Regard), Toronto International Film Festival, AFI International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival (Winner Jury Prize).
Morocco’s Oscar® 2019 Entry for Best International Feature
In Arabic with English subtitles.
A Strand Releasing release.|
Abla runs a modest local bakery from her home 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, Abla’s resolve softens and Samia’s arrival begins to offer all of them the prospect of a new life.