Meryem Benm’Barek - Morocco


Sofia is 20 and lives with her parents in Casablanca. An unwanted pregnancy results in her breaking the law and giving birth to an illegitimate child. The hospital gives her 24 hours to produce the father’s papers before they inform the authorities.

Film details

Genre : Narrative Feature film
Duration : 86 minutes
Year of production : 2018
Country : Morocco
Casting : Maha Alemi - Lubna Azaba - Sarah Perles - Faouzi Bensaidi - Hamza Khafif
Screenwriter : Meryem Benm’Barek
Cinematography : Son DOAN
Editor : Celine PERREARD
Director : Meryem Benm’Barek
Production company : Curiosa Films - Olivier DELBOSC
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Meryem Benm'Barek was born in 1984 in Rabat, Morocco. She studied Arabic at the Paris Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales and then went on in 2010 to study film-making at the Brussels INSAS. There she made five short films.