The Blue Caftan (Le bleu du caftan)
Mina and Halim, a long-term married couple, run a small tailoring business in Sala, Morocco. Very famous for his talent, especially for traditional embroidery technique, Halim starts to become overwhelmed with work. Also, the time of orders’ realization gets extended for weeks. This situation forces the couple to employ an additional worker. The presence of Youssef, a young apprentice (played by Palestinian actor Saleh Bakri, who created one of the most beautiful male creations in the cinema of last years) brings the long-hided mistrust and desire.
“The Blue Caftan” is a touching story, full of typical Moroccan flavours and colours. Tunisian director Maryam Touzani portrays her characters with gentleness and subtlety, focusing on details, gestures and looks.
🏆 Cannes Film Festival 2022 – FIPRESCI Prize
🏆 Cannes Film Festival 2022 – Queer Palm, Nominee
🏆 Athens International Film Festival 2022 – Audience Award
🏆 Athens International Film Festival 2022 – Greek Film Critics Association Award
🏆 Göteborg Film Festival 2023 – Dragon Award
🏆 Marrakech International Film Festival 2022 – Prix du Jury
🏆 Vancouver International Film Festival 2022 – Audience Award
🏆 Tromsø International Film Festival 2023 – Don Quixote Award
Support provided by the French Cultural Institute in Poland
Maryam Touzani, Nabil Ayouch
Lubna Azabal, Saleh Bakri, Ayoub Missioui
Kristian Eidnes Andersen
France, Morocco, Belgium, Denmark 2022