This is great recognition for the Moroccan director Maryam Touzani. Her film “Adam” amasses victories! After being recognized the at Cannes Film Festival (” Un Certain Regard ” category) and the Angoulême Francophone Film Festival (FFA), her first feature film has just won the Critics’ Choice Award at Chicago festival and the award for the best first feature film in Philadelphia. Result: it amassed a total of 16 awards!
And it may not be over since “Adam” represents Morocco in the Oscars this year! As a reminder, the film tells the striking fight of two women, Samia and Abla (played by Lubna Azabal and Nisrin Erradi) in the Medina of Casablanca. One is a single mother, pregnant following a relationship outside marriage, and idle. The other is a young widow and mother of an 8-year-old girl who tries to survive her mourning while preparing pastries.
Produced by her husband, Nabil Ayouch, “Adam” will be screened during the next edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival organized from November 29 to December 7.