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Sofia

  • Detroit Film Theatre at Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI, 48202 United States (map)

Dir. Meryem Benm’Barek-Aloisi / 2018 / Morocco, France, Qatar / 80 min. / PG-13

Michigan Premiere

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.

“Benm’barek’s lean, nuanced script clearly picks apart class hypocrisy within Moroccan society, where the haute bourgeoisie are hellbent on preserving status and their aura of European sophistication no matter the individual consequences.”

- Variety

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