Morocco, France, Belgium
Scriptwriter: Maryam Touzani
Abla runs a modest local bakery from her home in Casablanca where she lives alone with her 8 year-old daughter Warda. Their routine of housework and homework is interrupted one day by a knock on the door. It is Samia, a young woman looking for a job and a roof over her head. Samia’s arrival begins to offer all of them the prospect of a new life.
Maryam Touzani was born in 1980 in Morocco. She is a director, screenwriter and actress who spent her childhood in her native Tangier before pursuing a university degree in London. WHEN THEY SLEPT (2012), her first short film, was selected by a number of prestigious international festivals and received a total of 17 awards. ADAM marks Maryam Touzani’s feature film directing debut.
Director’s filmography (selected)