Medical student Lena discovers that her unmarried cousin Sofia is pregnant and close to full term, which nobody knows. In Morocco, extramarital sex is a criminal offence. Lena secretly tries to help Sofia have a safe birth – and to find a father for the child. Meryem Benm’Barek examines the position of women in Morocco from various angles. An impressive, award-winning first feature.

Category

Fiction

Year of Production

2018

Country

France/Qatar/Belgium/Marocco

Duration

80′

Language

Arab+F/d

Show Times
  • Friday 27/11/2020 – 3:00 pm

  • Saturday 28/11/2020 – 8:45 pm

Directed by
Meryem Benm’Barek

Meryem Benm’Barek is a Moroccan screenwriter and filmmaker. «Sofia» won her the screenplay award in the section Uncertain regard in Cannes 2018.

Screenplay: Meryem Benm’Barek

Cinematography: Son Doan

Editing: Céline Perreard

Cast:
Maha Alemi
Lubna Azabal
Sarah Perles
Faouzi Bensaidi