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Sofia Alaoui / Feature Narrative / France, Morocco / 90 min / Original Language: Arabic, Berber, French / Interests: Science Fiction

Synopsis

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.

Credits

Production Company
Wrong Films

About the Director

Born in Casablanca to a Moroccan father and a French mother, Sofia Alaoui grew up between Morocco and China. After graduating high school in Casablanca, she moved to Paris to study cinema. In 2017, she returned to Morocco to develop her own production company, Jiango Films. Sofia has directed both documentary and fiction shorts that have been selected for numerous festivals. Her last film, 'So What If the Goats Die’, was shot in the Atlas Mountains, featuring non-professional actors and dialogue exclusively in Tamazight. The film won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2020, and the César for best short fiction film in 2021.

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Margaux Lorier

    Company: 
    Wrong Films
    Phone: 
    +33660921712
    Email: 
    margaux@wrongfilms.com

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