The Blue Caftan 12A

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Director: Maryam Touzani

Cast: Lubna Abazal, Saleh Bakri, Ayoub Missioui

Year: 2022

Duration: 122 mins

Certificate: 12A

"★★★★ – finely crafted Moroccan love story" – Observer

"★★★★ – a stunning portrayal of marital sacrifice and devotion" – The Times

"★★★★ – Intimacy in its purest, most palpable form" – Little White Lies

Maryam Touzani’s sophomore feature is a rich and empathetic drama set in the Moroccan town of Salé, following a master tailor and his wife in their artisanal caftan shop.

Mina runs the shop while her husband Halim crafts bespoke garments. When the couple hire a new apprentice called Youssef, Halim’s growing feelings for the man force him to confront a lifetime of repression.

A beautiful and moving drama that handles the complexity of love and relationships with compassion.

Arabic with English subtitles