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    The Blue Caftan

    Directed by Maryam Touzani
    Morocco/France/Belgium/Denmark | 118 minutes | Awards Buzz – Best International Feature Film



In this remarkable story of love, longing and acceptance, middle-aged couple Mina and Halim run a traditional caftan boutique in Morocco. When a handsome young apprentice joins the shop, Halim's desires are soon ignited.

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film details

Director: Maryam Touzani
Producers: Nabil Ayouch
Screenwriter: Maryam Touzani
Cinematographers: Virginie Surdej
Editor: Nicolas Rumpl
Music: Kristian Eidnes Andersen
Cast: Lubna Azabal, Saleh Bakri, Ayoub Missioui
Original Language Title: Le bleu du caftan
Country: Morocco/France/Belgium/Denmark
Language: In Arabic with English subtitles
Year: 2022
Running Time: 118 minutes
Director Filmography: Adam (2019)
Awards: FIPRESCI Prize, Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival; Best Director, Chicago International Film Festival; Best Actress, Valladolid, International Film Festival
Primary Company: Strand Releasing

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