The film is based on the real events of the director when she went to her parents' house in Casablanca to help them move to a new home, and sets off on a journey to discover the secrets of the Asma family.
The film blends the personal and the public by reviewing the general political context of Morocco over the past few decades.
In May, the film won the Best Director award in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival, and was nominated by Morocco to compete for the Best International Film Oscar at the ninety-sixth edition of the award, which is awarded annually by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Asma introduced the director to the world of cinema through the Atlas Workshops program, which was created by the Marrakech International Film Festival in 2018, with the aim of discovering and developing film talent.
Asma expressed her joy at the coronation, saying it was "a dream come true".
The award for best female performance went to Asia Zara Lakomdzia for her role in the Croatian film "Picnic" directed by Una Konjac, while Duca Caracas won the award for best male performance for his role in the Turkish film "Dormitory" directed by Nahir Tuna.
The jury awarded its special prize equally to the Moroccan feature film "Gangs" directed by Kamal Azraq, and the documentary film "By Bitberias" by Palestinian director Lina Sawalem.
Senegal's Ramata Tolay Sy won the best director award at the festival for Pannell and Adama, and Ramata dedicated the award to Africa, saying "We are the future."