“Adam,” is an intimate drama about two women each trapped by their own destiny, who seek refuge in flight and denial.
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. The film world-premiered at the 2019 Cannes Festival and represented Morocco at the 2020 Oscars. [2020, Morocco, 98 min, Rated: NR, Arabic with English subtitles]. https://watch.eventive.org/adam/play/603fd7240313df00bc52acb6