Middle-aged married couple Mina and Halim operate a small, old fashioned garment shop, from which master tailor Halim painstakingly embroiders magnificent caftans for a choosy clientele. Mina and Halim have an unconventional marriage, informed by affection and mutual respect but burdened by a secret that Halim can’t name. When Mina notices the palpable charge between Halim and his young apprentice Youssef, she’s forced to reevaluate the nature of their relationship and the limits of her devotion. The film is an understated, yet immensely powerful exploration of the various forms love can take. FIPRESCI prize–winning premiere in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section, Toronto International Film Festival, Morocco’s official Oscar entry for Best International Feature.
“The Blue Caftan” dares to imagine a world where there’s room for both appreciation of the old ways and room to evolve.” –Variety
“A work of handcrafted beauty” –Hollywood Reporter
“Working with an intricacy that rivals that of the craftsman at the center of her film, the auteur crafts a surprisingly warm story that subverts expectations at almost every turn.” –Indiewire