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ARABIAN SIGHTS JURY AWARD

Adam

MARYAM TOUZANI
Morocco, France, 2019
98 minutes, Color
Official website

Actresses Lubna Azabal and Nisrin Erradi turn a simple story about an unwed Moroccan girl who is pregnant into gold in Maryam Touzani's directing debut. Premiering in competition in this year's Cannes Film Festival, Adam opens with Samia, pregnant and living on the street, going door-to-door begging for work. She encounters Abla (Azabal), a single mother deeply traumatized by her husband's recent death. Abla supports herself and her daughter by running a small bakery connected to their house. Though at first she shoos Samia away, practically slamming the door in her face, Abla has second thoughts when she finds the girl is still sitting on the street late at night. Samia ends up spending the night on the couch, on the understanding she'll leave in the morning. Directed with remarkable intimacy, Adam's lasting power rests in the way the film patiently crescendos without clichés to create a portrait of familial love and support between women. —Various sources

In Arabic with English subtitles

OSCAR SUBMISSION
ARABIAN SIGHTS JURY AWARD

Adam

MARYAM TOUZANI
Morocco, France, 2019,
98 minutes, Color
Official website


Actresses Lubna Azabal and Nisrin Erradi turn a simple story about an unwed Moroccan girl who is pregnant into gold in Maryam Touzani's directing debut. Premiering in competition in this year's Cannes Film Festival, Adam opens with Samia, pregnant and living on the street, going door-to-door begging for work. She encounters Abla (Azabal), a single mother deeply traumatized by her husband's recent death. Abla supports herself and her daughter by running a small bakery connected to their house. Though at first she shoos Samia away, practically slamming the door in her face, Abla has second thoughts when she finds the girl is still sitting on the street late at night. Samia ends up spending the night on the couch, on the understanding she'll leave in the morning. Directed with remarkable intimacy, Adam's lasting power rests in the way the film patiently crescendos without clichés to create a portrait of familial love and support between women. —Various sources

In Arabic with English subtitles


Sunday, October 20
5:15 PM
$14.00
Friday, October 25
6:30 PM
$14.00

Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco

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