This Moroccan Arabic-language drama film directed by Maryam Touzani depicts a woman (Mina) and her closeted gay husband (Halim) who run a caftan store in the medina of Salé, Morocco, and hire a talented young man as an apprentice. Slowly Mina realises how much her husband is moved by his presence.
The Blue Caftan is an emotionally complex, richly empathetic depiction of a partnership sustained through storms and challenges. Superb performances, sly humour, glowing photography and a strong throughline of social defiance make this a profoundly satisfying pleasure.
28 Nov 2023
Arts Picturehouse Cambridge