1st February 2025 // The Blue Caftan

THE BLUE CAFTAN (CERT. 12)
FRANCE-MOROCCO 2022 DIRECTED BY MARYAM TOUZANI
COLOUR 122 MINS
WITH: LUBNA AZABAL, SALEH BAKRI, AYOUB MISSIOUI

A meticulous Moroccan tailor, in business with his wife, appoints a young
apprentice to assist him in creating a magnificent blue caftan trimmed with gold.
A poignant and sensitive study of personal relationships.

Cannes Film Festival – FIPRESCI Prize, Un Certain Regard

‘Weaves a complex and delicate story, exploring rarely depicted shades of love.’ – Institute
of Contemporary Arts

‘A tender, beautiful film; not only is it visually rich, but there’s an above-average soundtrack.’
– David Stratton, The Australian

‘The Blue Caftan, like its titular garment, has a hand-made, lived-in quality, an authenticity
that marks Touzani as a director to watch.’ – G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle

‘It’s a gentle piece of Arabic-language story-telling, one that slowly, softly enfolds the
audience rather than propels them on a journey.’ – Wendy Ide, The Observer

‘An overwhelmingly tender, dignified drama.’ – Chris Shields, Sight and Sound