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The arrival of a young apprentice disrupts the marriage between a closeted Moroccan tailor and his wife


Halim is one of the few enduring maalems, or master tailors, in one of Morocco’s oldest quarters. Along with his wife Mina, he runs a traditional caftan store and services demanding clientele. But when a talented apprentice is hired to help keep up with orders, the young man’s presence and effect on the closeted Halim finally force the couple to face the truth about their relationship.

Winner of the Un Certain Regard FIPRESCI prize at Cannes, THE BLUE CAFTAN is a sensitive, perspective-shifting ode to cultural tradition and the craft of love.

Presented in partnership with the Arab Film and Media Institute


Maryam Touzani


Nabil Ayouch



7:30 PM - BAM