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Sensible Arabic film-painting

Regissør: Maryam Touzani
(Marokko, Frankrike og Belgia)

WOMEN: A sensual and strong relationship between women without a hint of Hollywood feeling.

Prior to the view of Adam of Moroccan Maryam touzani I was very interested in that, but some movies sneak in under your skin. Young Samia (Nisrin Erradi) tries to get a job in a beauty salon, but when she asks to stay at work, she is asked to leave. High-pregnant, she calls at a door and offers to be a maid, but is quickly rejected.

Broad-legged and heavy, she sits down on the opposite side of the street and waits.

Shame, sadness and sensuality

Abla (Lubna Azabal – known from Oscar nominees Nawal's secret), who lives in the house with his eight-year-old daughter, strongly dislikes this demonstrative location just outside his own door. From a hatch in the house wall, she sells simple baked goods to a regular small clientele. The daughter in the house is very interested in the expectant mother. The two quickly find a nice and playful contact that contrasts with their mother's bleak and controlled manner.

The film is, as you can quickly imagine, a portrait. . .

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Ellen Lande
Lande is a film writer and director and a regular writer for Ny Tid.

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