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“Adam” by Maryam Touzani competes at the 12th Angoulême Francophone Film Festival

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The feature film “Adam” by Moroccan director Maryam Touzani is among the competing films at the 12th edition of the Angoulême Francophone Film Festival (FFA), which will take place from August 20th to 25th.

For its 12th edition, the Festival will present more than sixty films, including 10 in competition and a fortnight in preview.

Among the films in competition are also ” Tu mérites un amour” of the Franco-Algerian-Tunisian Hafsia Herzi, “Papicha” of the Algerian Mounia Meddour and ” Les Hirondelles de Kaboul”, an adaptation of the novel by Yasmina Khadra, directed by the French Zabou Breitman and Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec.

They all compete for the famous Valois who will be awarded by a jury chaired by the famous actress Jacqueline Bisset.

Moreover, during the festival, a special Focus will be awarded to Moroccan director Nabil Ayouch’s films with the screening of six of his films, including  Les Chevaux de Dieu, Razzia and Mektoub.

Maryam Touzani’s first feature film, “Adam”, depicts the fight of single women, through the story of Samia, a young country girl, who becomes pregnant as a result of an out-of-wedlock relationship and decides in the eighth month of her pregnancy to give up her baby to whoever wants to adopt it.

The film was featured in the Un Certain Regard section at the last Cannes Film Festival and it’s also scheduled to compete at the International Francophone Film Festival of Namur (FIFF) held from September 27 to October 4.

Created in 2008 and dedicated to French-language cinema, the FFA is held every year in Angoulême, Charente, in the south-west of France. It is considered the place to discover the newest of French-language films.