After the Francophone Students’ Valois Award at the Angoulême Francophone Film Festival (FFA), Moroccan director Maryam Touzani’s first feature, “Adam”, won the Agnès Award at the Namur International Francophone Film Festival (FIFF).
The Moroccan film “Adam” has just won the Agnès award at the Namur International Francophone Film Festival (FIFF) last weekend. “A prize that rewards projects with an innovative look at parity, as well as an egalitarian imagination …” as the Adam team proudly announces on the film’s Facebook page.
“Adam” has already captured many hearts like the Cannes Film Festival in the “Un Certain Regard” category and recently at the Angoulême Francophone Film Festival (FFA). The striking story revolves around the fight of two women, Samia and Abla (played by Lubna Azabal and Nisrin Erradi) who met in the Medina of Casablanca. One is a single mother, pregnant engaged in a relationship outside wedlock, and idle. The other is a young widow and mother of an 8-year-old girl who tries to console her mourning while preparing pastries. A film entirely made and written by Maryam Touzani who was asked to join the Academy of Oscars in the “Writers” category!