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You can deny a pregnancy for a long time, but not forever. Surprisingly mature feature debut about an unmarried Moroccan girl who suddenly becomes a mother.
Sofia, a Moroccan girl, is 20, unmarried and almost a mother – and didn’t even know she was pregnant. The unexpected birth causes major problems in a country where sex outside marriage is a criminal offence. Powerful feature debut that throws a composed yet sharp light on an unreasonable social system.
Twelve-year-old Zain takes his parents to court. His complaint: they brought him into the world.
Twelve-year-old Zain is growing up without any hopes for the future in a crowded, dilapidated apartment in Beirut. After running away from home following a crisis, he finds shelter with an ‘illegal’ Ethiopian who takes him on to look after her baby. An energetic, poignant portrait of the expanding ‘precariat’ in this Lebanese metropolis.
You just blink and – suddenly it’s all over. On Saturday 2 February, round off the 48th IFFR with us at the exclusive screening of the closing film in the Grote Zaal in ‘de Doelen’. After the film, we’ll see out the festival in spectacular style with the Closing Party.