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Meryem Benm’barekMaha Alemi, Lubna Azabal, Sarah Perles

France / Qatar / 2018 / French/Arabic / 86 minutes / DCP

Giving birth out of wedlock is a nightmare for Sofia – a disgrace to her bourgeois family that threatens imprisonment for her and her baby’s father. Despite being seemingly trapped, Sofia calculatedly manipulates the situation to her own ends, achieving a triumph of woman’s power, albeit a bleak one. First-time writer-director Benm’barek’s nuanced script aims at more than criticizing the class hypocrisy and arcane laws within Moroccan society. Winner of the Best Screenplay in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section.

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