The Blue Caftan

20-26 March 7:30pm
118 minutes
Tickets $17 to $20
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The Blue Caftan

‘A film that oozes love from almost every frame.’

'A film of exquisite sensuality and sadness … [with] transfixing delicacy and restraint.'
 Hollywood Reporter

Halim and Mina run a traditional caftan store in a small Moroccan town. To keep up with the demands of their customers, they hire Youssef. The talented apprentice shows the utmost dedication in learning the art of embroidery and tailoring from Halim and the three become friends. Slowly Mina realises how much her husband is moved by the presence of the young man. 

Maryam Touzani (Adam, Perth Festival 2020) crafts her latest film with as delicate a hand as its lead, artisan Halim, does in sewing his ceremonial caftans. The Blue Caftan deftly explores an unusual love triangle with tenderness and grace. The intimacy of the story is brought to life via three equally mesmerising performances and captured through sensual cinematography by Virginie Surdej. The Blue Caftan is a rich, vibrant ode to love in all its many forms that unfolds in unexpected and heartening ways.