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Wednesday 25th November 2020

10am, 12noon, 2pm, 5pm, 7.30pm

Director Maryam Touzani


1hr 40mins



The beautiful story of two women who transform each other’s lives.  With great delicacy, the director shows how Moroccan society censures a woman who gives birth outside marriage.  Abla, a widow and mother to a 10-year-old girl, struggles to survive and give her child the best possible future. After the death of her husband, she starts a home-based business from her kitchen, which opens up on the street through a metal shutter.  Closed-off from life, leading an existence devoid of happiness and taking refuge in her work, Abla has become old before her time. Unable to manifest love towards her child, she has replaced tenderness with pragmatism. When Samia, a young woman who is heavily pregnant knocks on her door, seeking shelter and overwhelmed by the weight of her burden of giving birth to a child without a father, Alba is unaware that this chance encounter will change her forever.

An unabashed love letter to motherhood… beautifully made, deeply satisfying… emotional comfort.  Variety

Adam is an intimate, confident portrait of a friendship that blossoms in a social context where shame and social acceptance dominate how women see themselves and others.   Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, AWFJ Women on Film

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.  Jay Weissberg, Variety