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Director  Assad Fouladkar
Country  Lebanon
7.4/10 IMDb

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Language  Arabic
When Maryam Spoke Out movie poster
Release date  October 6, 2001 (2001-10-06) (Mill Valley Film Festival)
Tagline  A window into another culture

When Maryam Spoke Out (Arabic: لمّا حكيت مريم Lamma hikyit maryam‎‎) is a 2001 Lebanese film directed by Assad Fouladkar and based on a true event that happened in Lebanon.

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It is a social story about a couple, Ziad and Maryam, who lead a happy marriage, except for the fact that after three years of marriage Maryam has still not had a baby. Her husband Ziad is compassionate and assures her, that he still loves her. Nonetheless, Maryam cannot escape the growing pressure from the family, especially from her mother-in-law. She reacts to it in her own way with a false pregnancy. The initial enthusiasm and care is quickly gone when it becomes clear they are not really expecting a baby.

When Maryam Spoke Out is Fouladkar's first feature film.

Synopsis

After three years of happily married life, Ziyad and Maryam feel the social pressure to have a child. Their previously happy relationship becomes poisoned when it is discovered that Maryam is infertile.

Cast and characters

  • Bernadette Hodeib as Maryam
  • Talal El-Jordi as Ziyad
  • Renée Dik
  • Umaya Lahoud
  • Joseph Abu-Dames
  • Randa Alam
  • Awards

  • Best performance by an actress for Bernadette Hodeib at the sixth Biennale des Cinemas Arabes, 2002, Paris, France.
  • Best Film and Best performance by an actress for Bernadette Hodeib at the Carthage Film Festival, 2002, Carthage, Tunisia.
  • Best Film and Best performance by an actress for Bernadette Hodeib at the Alexandria Film Festival, Egypt
  • Best actress for Bernadette Hodeib, Critics Award and the Golden Dagger for Assad Fouladkar at the Muscat Film Festival, 2003, Amman.
  • References

    When Maryam Spoke Out Wikipedia
    When Maryam Spoke Out IMDb When Maryam Spoke Out themoviedb.org


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