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19TH edition 11 TO 19 NOVEMBER 2022

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.

2022
124
Darija
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

Pays

France, Morocco, Belgium, Denmark

année

2022

durée

124

langue

Darija