sofia

directed by Meryem BenM'Barek
fiction - 80 min - produced by CURIOSA FILM - 2018

Synopsis

Sofia, 20, lives with her parents in Casablanca. 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 belonging to the father of the child before informing the authorities...

Awards

x Best screenplay @ Un certain regard, Cannes 2018
x Young film critics award @ Tranzatlatyk Festival, Lodz 2018
x Valois du scénario @ FFFA, Angoulême 2018
x Tanit d’or for best first feature @ JCC, Carthage 2018
x Mention spéciale for best feature @ JCC, Carthage 2018
x Prix TV5 monde for best first feature @ JCC, Carthage 2018
x FIPRESCI prize for best film @ TIFF, Thessaloniki 2018
x Prize for the best director @ BRIFF, Bratislava 2018
x New voices / New visions @ PSIFF, California 2019