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Samia, heavily pregnant and alone, wanders through Casablanca, seeking shelter until Abla, a single mother, reluctantly takes her in. As the women discover each other’s inner struggles, their lives are transformed. A film festival darling, Maryam Touzani’s debut feature crafts a delicate tale of love through a confident female gaze.
Samia, heavily pregnant and alone, walks the streets of Casablanca knocking on doors, seeking shelter and work. With an illegitimate child on the way, Moroccan society has shunned her until Abla, a modest baker and single mother of an eight-year-old girl, reluctantly takes her in. Abla’s daughter enjoys Samia’s company in their home despite her mother’s hostility. Over time, the women transcend their mutual stubbornness by revealing their inner struggles to one another and transform their lives by extending compassion and understanding.
Maryam Touzani’s debut feature crafts a delicate tale of love through a confident female gaze, revealing the imperfections and beauty of motherhood. A festival darling following its premiere at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard, ADAM is a heartfelt journey of female friendship and fortitude.
Director: Maryam Touzani
Screenwriter: Maryam Touzani
Producer: Nabil Ayouch
Director of Photography: Virginie Surdej
Editor: Julie Naas
Production Designer: Pilar Peredo
Cast: Lubna Azabal, Nisrin Erradi, Douae Belkhaouda
Morocco, France, 2019
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