The Blue Caftan (Opening Night)

Thursday October 13th 2022, 7:00 pm

NSU Art Museum
1 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Film Details

Runtime: 118 minutes

Language: In Arabic with English subtitles

Director: Maryam Touzani

Country: Morocco/France/Belgium/Denmark, 2022

Genre: Bisexual, Fiction, Foreign , Gay, Romance

The Blue Caftan has been selected as The Morocco Submission to the Best International Feature Category at the Oscars.

OPENING NIGHT FILM
Halim and Mina own a small tailor shop that specializes in gorgeous caftans. Halim is a stubborn proponent of traditional hand-crafted work, but it is time-consuming. So o he decides to hire an assistant, Youssef. The presence of the attractive gay young man arouses long-suppressed feelings in Halim, something that does not go unnoticed by his wife Mina. Maryam Touzani presents a warm film, shot with the kind of love and care with which Halim works on his life’s work, the titular blue caftan. A deeply moving melodrama about the many forms of love, The Blue Caftan excels thanks to a sophisticated script and the three leads’ excellent performances.
IN-PERSON ONLY SCREENING

Highlights

Honors

Honors -

WINNER - FIPRESCI PRIZE @ CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION @ MELBOURNE FILM FESTIVAL, SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL, NEW ZEALAND FILM FESTIVAL, KARLOVY VARY, TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Presenting Sponsors

Edge Media Network OUTshine Film Festival OUTshine Film Festival