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Samia (Nisrin Erradi) is young, pregnant and has nowhere to sleep. She wanders the streets of Casablanca, knocking on doors in search of work, though she finds even courtesy and kindness are scarce. She meets Abla (Lubna Azabal), a reticent woman running a humble bakery. Encouraged by her luminous eight-year-old daughter Warda (Douae Belkhaouda) and pricked by conscience, Abla offers Samia temporary refuge. As the two women gradually learn more about each other, guarded suspicion gives way to respect. Propelled by outstanding performances from its two leads, Maryam Touzani’s impeccably made debut feature is a charming, compassionate character-driven delight. MH
Winner, Best Actress, Nisrin Erradi, Durban International Film Festival, 2019