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Sofia

 

Synopsis
How long can one deny or hide a pregnancy? Not long, as 20-year-old Moroccan Sofia finds out: her water suddenly breaks in the kitchen of her parental home. Her cousin Lena takes her to hospital, but there they face a number of problems: In Morocco, sex outside marriage is an offense. A woman having a baby can only be admitted to hospital when there is a man to acknowledge fathering the unborn child. In order to get help, save her family's honor and stay out of jail, Sofia must find the father of her child and marry him as soon as possible.

Director: Meryem Benm'Barek
Producer: Olivier Delbosc (Curiosa Films)
Languages: Arabic and French with English subtitles
Countries: France, Morocco, Qatar, Belgium
Duration: 90 min
2018