by Maryam Touzani
2019 | 100 min

Drama| Morocco, Belgium, France | French, Arabic (English subtitles)

Cast:  Lubna Azabal, Nisrin Erradi, Douae Belkhaouda, Aziz Hattab, Hasnaa Tamtoui

Abla runs a modest local bakery from her home in Casablanca where she lives alone with her 8-year-old daughter, Warda. When Samia, a young pregnant woman knocks on their door, Abla is far from imagining that her life will change forever.

In co-presentation with: 

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  • Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR) (The Netherlands, 2020)
    Chicago International Film Festival (2019)

  • Zurich International Film Festival (Switzerland, 2019)

  • Melbourne International Film Festival (Australia, 2019)

  • Cannes International Film Festival (France, 2019)

  • Durban International Film Festival (South Africa, 2019)

  • TIFF (Canada, 2019)


With her debut feature "Adam," Maryam Touzani allows her audience to sit back and relax comfortably into a beautifully made, character-driven little gem that knows when and how to touch all the right buttons.

— Variety


Both actresses are superb in their ability to express great ranges of emotion in tight close-up.



Maternity, friendship and the position of women in Moroccan society all feature in Maryam Touzani's exquisite debut film.

— Cineuropa


Poignant and involving.

— The Hollywood Reporter

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