Taree Film Society marks its post-COVID return to screening with Adam (PG) 7pm Monday, February 22 at Fay's Twin Cinema.
Fresh from its selection in Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard, Adam is a moving and heart-warming story of food, friendship and female empowerment, set against the backdrop of a modern-day Casablanca medina.
"Poignant and involving", Adam is "a beautiful story of two women who transform each other's lives" (Hollywood Reporter).
The debut feature film from director Maryam Touzani, Adam explores the unlikely friendship between two very different women - one a lonely widow and the other unmarried and pregnant - whose paths cross in a tiny bakery.
Initially closed off from the world, the widowed Alba (Lubna Azabal) is reluctantly charmed by pregnant Samia's (Nisrin Erradi) eagerness to lend a hand with baking.
When conservative values threaten both women's freedoms as Samia struggles to prepare for her growing baby, the bond they grow to share could be the saving of them both.
Tickets are $16 and must be pre-booked through Eventbrite. Booking details and COVID precautions are available at www.tareefilmsociety.org.au
Taree Film Society's film selection meetings usually look for films recently released by distributors in Australia with current reviews.
It likes to find movies from diverse perspectives and cultures, or films that strike a chord with viewers.
If you have any interesting suggestions (current or retrospective) please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or look for the Taree Film Society on Facebook and leave a comment.