The Blue Caftan
U25 & Students
Disabled or Unwaged
Director: Maryam Touzani
Cast: Lubna Abazal, Saleh Bakri, Ayoub Missioui
Duration: 122 mins
"★★★★ – 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