Adam

    Genre
    Drama
  • Runtime
    98 mins
  • Release Date
    2019
  • Countries
    Morocco, France, Belgium
  • Languages
    Arabic

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

“A beautifully made, character-driven little gem that knows when and how to touch all the right buttons” (Variety). Maryam Touzani's feature debut was an Official Selection of the Cannes and Toronto International Film Festivals, and was Morocco's entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards. It centers on a pregnant young woman who inadvertently upends the life of a baker and her daughter, when she knocks on their door seeking shelter.
DIRECTED BY:
Maryam Touzani
WRITTEN BY:
Maryam Touzani, Nabil Ayouch
CAST INCLUDES:
Lubna Azabal, Nisrin Erradi

SYNOPSIS

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.

Adam

    Genre
    Drama
  • Runtime
    98 mins
  • Release Date
    2019
  • Countries
    Morocco, France, Belgium
  • Languages
    Arabic
DIRECTED BY
Maryam Touzani
WRITTEN BY
Maryam Touzani, Nabil Ayouch
CAST INCLUDES
Lubna Azabal, Nisrin Erradi
“A beautifully made, character-driven little gem that knows when and how to touch all the right buttons” (Variety). Maryam Touzani's feature debut was an Official Selection of the Cannes and Toronto International Film Festivals, and was Morocco's entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards. It centers on a pregnant young woman who inadvertently upends the life of a baker and her daughter, when she knocks on their door seeking shelter.

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.