After having gleaned no less than 16 awards and distinctions, the film “Adam” by Maryam Touzani continues its momentum and intends to seduce the Moroccan public.
Screened in a premiere on Tuesday, January 14th, the film is programmed in several theaters of the kingdom starting January 15th.
Adam tells the striking story of Samia (Nisrin Erradi) who roams the alleys of Medina in Casablanca looking for a job while being heavily pregnant from a relationship out of wedlock. She encounters Abla (Lubna Azabal) a single mother of an 8 years-old and a pastry seller who’s still mourning the passing of her husband and has lost sense of the present. Together, they help each other go through life trials.
Born in Tangier in 1980, Maryam Touzani spent her childhood in her hometown before pursuing university studies in journalism in London. Passionate about writing, she returned to Morocco after her studies to work as a cultural journalist, specializing in Maghreb cinema. In 2008, she wrote and directed a documentary for the first national day of women in Morocco. Then, she directed two short films “Quand ils dorment ” (2012) and “Aya va à la plage” (2015).