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Abla runs a modest local bakery from her home in Casablanca where she lives alone with her 8-year-old daughter Warda. Their routine of housework and homework is interrupted one day by a knock on the door. It is Samia, a young woman looking for a job and a roof over her head. The little girl is immediately taken with the newcomer, but her mother initially refuses to allow a pregnant stranger into their home. Gradually, however, Abla’s resolve softens and Samia’s arrival begins to offer all of them the prospect of a new life.
Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter
The beautiful story of two women who transform each other's lives, Maryam Touzani's feature directing bow Adam is a bright addition to Cannes' Un Certain Regard section. With great delicacy, she shows how Moroccan society censures a woman who gives birth outside marriage — not a terribly original ...
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