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The Blue Caftan

Directed by Maryam Touzani
2022
Morocco
118 minutes
M
Woven with exquisite care, Maryam Touzani’s Cannes Un Certain Regard-selected drama reveals a love triangle between a young gay man and a middle-aged couple in a small Moroccan town.
Halim is a master of his trade, and Mina a canny saleswoman, though their wares don’t come cheap and traditional dress is falling out of favour. Despite this, their business remains just brisk enough to allow them to take on a new tailor, Youssef (Ayoub Missioui). Youssef – who is gay – and Mina become fast friends and the young man’s skills soon prove essential to the business. But as Halim is increasingly drawn to the younger man, too, unspoken marital tensions and issues bubble to the surface.
The Blue Caftan deftly explores the complexities of interpersonal and romantic relationships… Touzani’s film is a rich, vibrant ode to love in all its many forms.
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Sat 11 Feb
12pm
BCC Cinemas Casuarina Darwin
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Year
2022
Classification
M
Country
Morocco
Language
In Arabic with English Subtitles
Director
Maryam Touzani
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