“Adam” in Movie Theaters

From 15 January, the film “Adam” by Maryam Touzani will be screened in cinemas in Casablanca, Rabat, Tangiers, Fez, Marrakech and Tetouan.

The director’s first feature film, the film takes place in the medina of Casablanca. It deals with the theme of single mothers, through the story of Samia, a young woman who has arrived in Casa from a remote village. The baby she carries in her womb is the result of an extramarital relationship. She will meet Abla, mother of an eight-year-old girl and manager of a Moroccan confectionery shop.

The screenplay for this film was written by Maryam Touzani in collaboration with her husband, director and producer Nabil Ayouch. The roles are played by renowned actors such as Loubna Azabal, Nisrine Erradi, Aziz Hattab, Diae Belkhouda and Hassnaa Tamawi.

The film has been officially selected to participate in the “Un certain regard” section at the Cannes International Film Festival, and has already won 16 awards at prestigious international festivals, just as it has attracted the attention of critics and has been chosen to represent Morocco at this year’s Oscars.

Maryam Touzani was born in Tangier. She studied journalism in London before returning to Morocco to devote herself to writing in the cultural and film fields.

In 2008, she wrote and directed a documentary on the occasion of National Women’s Day, followed by other works including “Quand ils dorment”, her first short film, directed in 2012.

In 2015, she directed her second short film entitled “Aya goes to the beach”, before participating in the script writing of the controversial film “Zin Li Fik” and shooting it with her husband, Nabil Ayouch, with whom she also collaborated in writing the screenplay of “Ghazia”, her latest film in which she played the lead role.

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