The Blue Caftan

Moroccan clothing shop is the scene of an unexpected love triangle in a subtle and delicate story about the different forms of love.

Le bleu du caftan
Morocco, France, Belgium, Denmark 2022
  • Czech
123 min.
  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia.

Halim and Mina own a small family tailor shop that specializes in ceremonial caftans. Halim is a stubborn proponent of traditional hand-crafted work, but it is time-consuming and can turn off customers because of long waiting periods. And so he decides to hire an assistant, Youssef. The presence of the attractive young man arouses long-suppressed feelings in Halim, something that does not go unnoticed by his wife Mina… Maryam Touzani presents a warm film, shot with the kind of love and care with which Halim works on his life’s work, the titular blue caftan. A deeply moving melodrama about the many forms of love, The Blue Caftan excels thanks to a sophisticated script and the three leads’ excellent performances.

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Director: Maryam Touzani
Screenplay: Maryam Touzani, Nabil Ayouch
Cinematography: Virginie Surdej
Music: Kristian Eidnes Andersen
Sound: Nassim El Mounabbih, Carlos García, Claus Lynge
Editing: Nicolas Rumpl
Producer: Nabil Ayouch
Co-production: Amine Benjelloun, Eva Jakobsen, Mikkel Jersin, Katrin Pors, Sebastian Schelenz
Cast: Lubna Azabal, Saleh Bakri, Ayoub Missioui

Cannes Film Festival

2022 – Maryam Touzani (FIPRESCI Prize – Un Certain Regard)

Göteborg Film Festival

2023 – Maryam Touzani (Dragon Award)

Vancouver International Film Festival

2022 – Maryam Touzani (Audience Award)

  • This film is available in the following territories: Czechia.