blue craftan

The Blue Caftan

Directed by Maryam Touzani
Morocco / 2022 / Narrative
122 minutes / Arabic with English subtitles

Halim and Mina run a traditional caftan store in one of Morocco’s oldest medinas. In order to keep up with the commands of the demanding customers, they hire handsome young Youssef. The talented apprentice shows an utmost dedication in learning the art of embroidery and tailoring from Halim. Slowly, Mina realizes how much her husband is moved by the presence of the younger man. This intimate, delicate story is filled with nuance and beauty amidst the noisy chaos that permeates humanity and the world we live in.