Sofia

  •   Meryem Benm’Barek
  •   Morocco
  •   Spotlight: Women in Cinema, World Cinema
  •   Drama, Sex and Sexuality, Women's Experiences

Synopsis

“This admirably mordant film deserves to travel widely.” –Variety

In this caustic look at contemporary Moroccan society—where it remains a crime for women to give birth out of wedlock—20-year-old single mother Sofia is pressed to name the father of her child. The young woman’s relatives must then try to make a deal with his working-class clan to contain the fallout from the new arrival. A wallop of a twist helped Sofia win best screenplay honors at Cannes.

  •  Arabic, French with subtitles
  •  80 minutes

Screenings

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Women in Cinema Program Patron

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