43rd Locarno International Film Festival

02.08.1990 to 12.08.1990


Directed by:

The film tackles honestly and tenderly the problem of an adolescent aged 15 becoming a mother. More profoundly the film shows the need for a real dialogue and a new approach to human and religious values.


This film deals with the situation of women in a Muslim country. Western influence, the contribution of the media, formation through the unconscious intervention of the teacher favour the awakening of two women who will decide to flee their village and their alienating situation: they will be caught and one of them stoned.