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SOFIA

by Meryem Benm'Barek

synopsis

Casablanca. While at lunch with her family, Sofia experiences violent stomach cramps. Her cousin Lena, a medical student, quickly examines her. Suddenly, water starts running down Sofia’s thighs: she’s about to give birth. Sofia is in pregnancy denial. Using a trip to the pharmacy as a pretext, Lena takes Sofia to the hospital. With the arrival of the baby, the two cousins, who have nothing in common, go off into the night on a desperate search to find the child’s father and convince him to legally recognize the baby.

original title: Sofia
country: France, Belgium, Qatar
sales agent: Be for Films
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Meryem Benm'Barek
film run: 80'
release date: FR 5/09/2018, PL 23/11/2018, ES 8/02/2019, GR 21/02/2019, IT 14/03/2019, NL 4/04/2019
screenplay: Meryem Benm'Barek
cast: Sara Elmhamdi Elalaoui, Sarah Perles, Hamza Khafif, Lubna Azabal, Faouzi Bensaïdi, Nadia Niazi, Rawia
cinematography by: Son Doan
film editing: Céline Perreard
producer: Olivier Delbosc
executive producer: Saïd Hamich
production: Curiosa Films, Versus Production
backing: Cinémage 12 (FR), Canal+ (FR), Ciné+ (FR), CNC (FR), Doha Film Institute (QA), La Fondation Gan pour le Cinéma (FR), Inver Tax Shelter (FR), Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral Belge (BE)
distributor: Memento Films Distribution, Best Film, Segarra Films, One from the Heart, Cine Club Internazionale Distribuzione, Contact Film Cinematheek
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