THE BLUE CAFTAN
Director: Maryam Touzani Run Time: 122 min. Release Year: 2023 Language: Arabic
Starring: Ayoub Messioui, Lubna Azabal, Mounia Lamkimel, Saleh Bakri, Zakaria Atifi
Halim and Mina run a traditional caftan store in one of Morocco’s oldest medinas. In order to keep up with the commands of the demanding customers, they hire Youssef. Slowly Mina realizes how much her husband is moved by the presence of the young man. Morocco’s official entry for Best International Film at the 95th Academy Awards.
“A film that oozes love from almostevery frame… subverts expectations at almost every turn.” – IndieWire
“A rich, vibrant ode to love.” -The Playlist
“The Blue Caftan dares to imagine a world where there’s room for both appreciation of the old ways and room to evolve.” – Variety