We are delighted that THE BLUE CAFTAN'S director, Maryam Touzani, has recorded an exclusive Q&A for this screening, which will play after the film finishes.
THE BLUE CAFTAN was Morocco's Official Entry for the 2023 95 Academy Awards Best International Film category. The film won the fipresci International Film Critics Prize at Cannes Film Festival, Silver Hugo Best Director Award at The Chicago International Film Festival, Audience Award Panorama at Vancouver International Film Festival, and the Grand Jury Award at Newfest Film Festival. The film was also an Official Selection at Cannes Film Festival, as well as Official Selection and Special Presentation at Toronto International Film Festival.
“Intimacy in its purest, most palpable form.”- Little White Lies ★★★★
“Maryam Touzani’s compassionate and complex film...”- The Guardian ★★★★
Halim and Mina run a traditional caftan store in one of Morocco’s oldest medinas. The couple have lived for a long time with Halim’s secret, his homosexuality, which he has learnt to keep quiet about. Mina’s illness and the arrival of a young apprentice will disturb this equilibrium. United in their love, each will help the other confront their fears.