Sofia [réal. Meryem Benm'Barek]

  • Sofia [réal. Meryem Benm'Barek]
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2018
Format : Feature
Running time : 90 (in minutes)
http://www.beforfilms.com/sofia

Sofia lives with her parents in a modest apartment in Casablanca. While having lunch with her family one day, she is suddenly stricken with violent abdominal pain. Her cousin Lena, a medical student, is feeling her belly when water starts running down her thighs: Sofia is about to give birth. On the pretext of Sofia having overeaten, the two women head to the hospital. Reluctant at first, the personnel eventually agree to take Sofia in, on the condition that she provide her marriage certificate before the next morning; otherwise they will alert the authorities. After Sofia gives birth, she and Lena immediately leave the hospital in search of the child's father, launching themselves into a frantic nocturnal quest.

A film by Meryem Benm'Barek

Feature Narrative / Morocco, France, Qatar / 2018 / 90 min / Original Language: Arabic, French

Interests: Women, Drama, Social Issues

Sound Format
5.1

Ratio
Scope

Running Time
80'

Original Version
French, Arabic

Year of Production
2018

Countries of Production
France, Qatar

Director
Meryem Benm'Barek

Screenwriter
Meryem Benm'Barek

Producer
Olivier Delbosc

Production Company :
CURIOSA FILMS, VERSUS PRODUCTION

IN ASSOCIATION WITH
CINÉMAGE 12

WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF
CANAL+ and CINÉ + and CENTRE NATIONAL DU CINÉMA ET DE L'IMAGE ANIMÉE (CNC, France Avance sur recettes) - www.cnc.fr/web/fr/resultats-20172

WITH THE SUPPORT OF
LA FONDATION GAN POUR LE CINÉMA
DOHA FILM INSTITUTE, Qatar - www.dohafilminstitute.com/financing/projects/grants/sofia
INVER TAX SHELTER and TAX SHELTER DU GOUVERNEMENT FÉDÉRAL BELGE

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