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Sofia

A story of a 20-year-old Moroccan women who lives with her parents in Casablanca and her desperate search for the father of her unborn child.

Please note that this film is in Arabic and French, with Dutch subtitles.
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Sofia 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 belonging to the father of the child before informing the authorities. Sofia’s middle-class parents, desperate to keep up appearances, force her to marry Omar, who hails from a working-class family – and whom the soon-to-be-mother barely knows. Sofia’s only support in her crisis is Lena, her cousin, a medical school student.
SOFIA is an incisive study of contemporary Moroccan society that keenly observes the place afforded to women and the mechanisms through which class and status are negotiated and upheld.

Meryem Benm’Barek, France, Belgium, Qatar, 2018, 80 min. Arabic & French spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Maha Alemi, Lubna Azabal, Sarah Perles, Faouzi Bensaïdi, Hamza Khafif.
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