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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023

The Blue Caftan (Azraq al-qaftan)

Maryam Touzani

France, Morocco, Belgium, Denmark

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Director's Biography

Maryam Touzani was born in Tangier in 1980 and obtained a degree in journalism in London. She made several award-winning documentaries and shorts before making her debut feature, the multi-award-winning Adam (2019), which had its premiere in Un Certain Regard at the Festival de Cannes, was a Special Screening at the Marrakech International Film Festival, and was Morocco’s entry for the Academy Award for Best International Feature. The Blue Caftan (2022) also premiered in Un Certain Regard, where it won the FIPRESCI Prize.

Mon 14 / 15h00 / Salle des Ministres
Tue 15 / 18h30 / Le Colisée

In the presence of the film crew

Halim and Mina run a traditional caftan store in one of Morocco’s oldest medinas. In order to keep up with the demands of customers, they hire Youssef, a talented apprentice who shows utmost dedication in learning the arts of embroidery and tailoring from Halim. Over time, Mina comes to realise how much her husband is moved by the presence of the young man.

Director: Maryam Touzani
Producer: Nabil Ayouch
Screenwriter : Maryam Touzani, Nabil Ayouch
Cinematographer: Virginie Surdej
Production Designer : Emmanuel de Meulemeester
Editor: Nicolas Rumpl
Sound :Nassim El Mounabbih, Claus Lynge, Said Radi, Carlos E. Garcia
Music : Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen

Lubna Azabal, Saleh Bakri, Ayoub Missioui

Production Company : Les Films du Nouveau Monde, Ali n’ Productions, Velvet
Films, Snowglobe
International Sales : Films Boutique


France, Morocco, Belgium, Denmark