After a “Un certain regard ” at the Cannes Film Festival, Maryam Touzani’s first feature film “Adam” is scheduled for the 37th edition of the Namur International Francophone Film Festival (FIFF) held from September 27 to October 4.
It’s the story of two women, Samia, and Abla (played by Lubna Azabal and Nisrin Erradi), who meet in the Medina of Casablanca. One is a single mother, pregnant, and idle. The other is a young widow and mother of an 8-year-old girl who tries to obliterate her mourning while preparing pastries.
The film was entirely directed and written by Maryam Touzani who was invited last July to join the Academy of Oscars in the category of “Screenwriters”. As for the producer of this poignant feature film, it is none other than her partner and husband, the filmmaker Nabil Ayouch, with whom she collaborated in “Much Loved” and “Razzia”.
Also competing for this 37th edition, “Adoration” of Fabrice du Welz (Belgium, France), ” Alice et le Maire” of Nicolas Parisier (France), ” Monsters” of Marius Olteanu (Romania), ” Nuestras Mardes” of César Díaz (Belgium, France, Guatemala), ” Perdrix” by Erwan Le Duc (France), “Une colonie” by Geneviève Dulude-De Celles (Quebec).