Mariam’s marriage is in turmoil when she discovers she’s pregnant. Trapped in a prison of lies and societal pressure in present-day Beirut, Mariam yearns to break free.

Filmmaker Farah Shaer’s vision is blunt and uncompromising.

An intense mise-en-scene and a subtle performance by Hiba Sleiman amplify Mariam’s perseverance, despite the obstacles she faces.