The lives of two vulnerable women in Casablanca – one pregnant, homeless, and shunned, the other a grieving widow – converge and transform in this beautifully intimate directorial debut by Maryam Touzani. Abla runs a modest local bakery from her home, where she looks after her 8-year-old daughter Warda. Their routine of housework and homework is interrupted when Samia, a young woman pregnant out of wedlock, arrives looking for a job and a place to stay. Reluctant at first, Alba’s resolve gradually softens and Samia’s arrival begins to offer all of them the prospect of a new life.