Screening and Q&A: Sofia finds herself in a difficult situation and has 24 hours to get back to the authorities.
Sofia is a 2018 Belgian drama film written and directed by Meryem Benm’Barek-Aloïsi. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. At Cannes, Meryem Benm’Barek-Aloïsi won the Un Certain Regard Award for Best Screenplay.
- Screening of the film Sofia Directed by Meryem Benm’Barek.
- Winner Un Certain Regard Award for Best Screenplay, 2018 Cannes.
- The screening will be followed by a Q&A
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Sofia, 20, lives with her parents in Casablanca. Suffering from pregnancy denial, she finds herself breaking the law by giving birth to a baby out of wedlock. The hospital gives her 24 hours to provide them with the identification papers belonging to the father of the child before informing the authorities.
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- English Subtitles
- Director: Meryem Benm’Barek
- Written by: Meryem Benm’Barek
- Genre: Drama
- Run time: 1h 20min
Presented by the NYUAD Film and New Media Program in partnership with Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi and The Arts Center.