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.
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