Fall Grants 2021 - Production Stage
Itto, a young woman from a modest rural background, is slowly adapting to the Moroccan upper-middle-class codes of her husband’s family. But when supernatural events put the country in a state of emergency, Itto finds herself separated from her husband and new family. Alone, pregnant and looking for her way back, she finds emancipation.
- Production Company
- Wrong Films
About the Director
Born in Casablanca, Sofia Alaoui spent her childhood between Morocco and China. After studying in Paris, she moved to Casablanca in 2015 and directed both documentaries: 'The Children of Nablus', 'The Waves or Nothing' and fictions: 'Cinderella's Dream' and 'Kenza des Choux'. Her latest short film, 'So What If The Goats Die' won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Festival 2020, the French Union of Film Critics Prize and the Jury Prize at Paris Courts Devant 2021, then the César 2021 for short film. After shooting a commissioned short film as part of a genre series for Hulu, she directed her first feature film 'Animalia', produced by Wrong Film and Srab films in France, which premiered at Sundance and won the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award.