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Halim and Mina run a traditional caftan store in one of Morocco’s oldest medinas. In order to keep up with the demands of the exacting customers, they hire 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 young man. The Blue Caftan is a subdued chamber play about unspoken tensions between the three main characters. Using this hidden restlessness, Touzani gives this psychosexual drama an erotic atmosphere. Everyday actions take on a hidden charge through the suppressed desire.
After premiering in Un Certain Regard competition at Cannes, MARYAM TOUZANI’S feature debut Adam won 30 awards around the world. In 2022, she returned to Cannes’ Un Certain Regard programme with The Blue Caftan.