The Blue Caftan
WINNER – Fipresci Prize – Un Certain Regard. Cannes Film Fest
WINNER – Grand Jury Prize, Golden Star – Marrakech International Film Fest
WINNER – Grand Jury Prize- International Feature – NewFest Film Fest NYC
WINNER – Audience Award – Athens International Film Fest
WINNER – Greek Film Critics Association Award – Athens Film Fest
WINNER – Best Director | Silver Hugo – Chicago International Film Fest
WINNER – Best Actress – Vallladolid | Mexico | International Film Fest
WINNER – Audience Award – Panorama | Vancouver International Film Fest
WINNER – Best Narrative Feature – Arab Film Fest
Mina (Lubna Azabal – Incendies, Paradise Now) and her husband Halim (Saleh Bakri – Costa Brava, Lebanon) run a small business making and selling bespoke caftans in one of Morocco’s oldest medinas. Halim is a master of his trade, and Mina a canny saleswoman, though their wares don’t come cheap and traditional dress is falling out of favour.
Woven with exquisite care, Maryam Touzani’s Cannes Un Certain Regard winning drama reveals a beautiful love triangle in a small Moroccan town (where gay relations are forbidden). Touzani explores a complex marriage with tenderness and grace in a sincere and superbly performed film that unfolds in unexpected and heartening ways.
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