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SAFAR Film Festival 2021

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Inspired by a real-life encounter, this debut feature by Moroccan actor and filmmaker Maryam Touzani is the story of two lonely souls, trapped by destiny, who seek refuge in flight and denial.

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. However, Abla’s resolve gradually softens and Samia’s arrival begins to offer all of them the prospect of a new life.


Morocco/France 2019 Dir Maryam Touzani 98 min 
Arabic with English subtitles

Presented as part of the SAFAR Film Festival: Generational Encounters in Arab Cinema, in partnership with Shubbak Festival. 

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