Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Adam

 

Year: 2019
Country: MOROCCO, FRANCE
Run Time: 98 minutes

Adam
Adam
Adam
Adam

Samia’s status as an unwed, pregnant woman makes her a social pariah. As she searches the streets for work and a place to sleep, she is faced with continuous rejection. Taking pity on the young mother-to-be, Alba, a widow who runs the local bakery, begrudgingly allows Samia to sleep on her couch “just for one night.” But after Samia proves herself to be an asset in Alba’s bakery, Alba’s rough exterior softens, and her invitation to Samia is extended. As time passes, it becomes clear that Samia isn’t the only one in need of help,and that Samia may have come into Alba’s life at the perfect time. Alba, who is still deeply suffering from the loss of her husband, slowly begins to embrace life again as the women listen to music, dance, and laugh… things Alba hasn’t done since her husband passed. But as Samia’s due date draws nearer, the question of what will happen after her baby is born hangs heavy over their joy. A beautiful and moving work of art, ADAM is a story of struggle and healing, capturing the transformations that take place when we open our doors to others. (In Arabic with subtitles) — G.S.

Morocco’s Best International Feature Film Oscar® Submission

CIFF44 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 9:00 PM ET

Wednesday, April 01, 2020 at 4:20 PM ET

Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles

Sidebars
African Diaspora
Voices of the Arab World
Women of the World

Competitions
International Narrative Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director
Maryam Touzani

Producer
Nabil Ayouch

Screenwriting
Maryam Touzani

Cinematography
Virginie Surdej

Editing
Julie Naas

Principal Cast
Lubna Azabal, Douae Belkhaouda, Nisrin Erradi

Print Source

Community Partners

West Side Catholic Center

Media Partners

Women's Journal

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