Sofia

Sofia

Τwenty-year-old Sofia lives with her parents in Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco with the greatest tensions among social groups. Suffering from pregnancy denial, she finds herself breaking the law by giving birth to a baby out of wedlock. The hospital gives her 24 hours to provide them with the identification papers, Sofia and her cousin Lena (who belongs to the protected and more “Western” reality of the local bourgeoisie) fight to resist, or even to bring on their own terms the rigid structures of patriarchal society. An unexpected, fierce debut that won the Best Screenplay Award in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section.

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Direction: Meryem Benm'Barek
Script: Meryem Benm'Barek
Cinematography: Son Doan
Editing: Céline Perréard
Sound: Aïda Merghoub
Actors: Maha Alemi, Lubna Azabal, Sarah Perles, Faouzi Bensaïdi, Hamza Khafif, Nadia Niazi, Rawia
Production: Curiosa Films
Producer/Producers: Olivier Delbosc
Co-production: Versus Production, Curiosa Films
Art Direction: Samuel Charbonnot (Production Design), Lisa Verhaverbeke (Art Direction)
Executive producer: Christine De Jekel, Saïd Hamich
Sets: Samuel Charbonnot
Camera: Anas Rachid
Make Up: Koko Charki
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: France, Qatar
Production Year: 2018
Duration: 86΄
Distribution in Greece: One from the Heart, sofia@onefromtheheart.gr
World Sales: Be For Films, festival@beforfilms.com
Awards/Distinctions: Un Certain Regard Screenplay Prize – Cannes Film Festival 2018 Young Film Critics Award – Transatlantyk Festival Lodz 2018

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