MENA Film Night: The Blue Caftan

Event Date
Uptown Campus
Newcomb Hall 308
MENA Film Night: The Blue Caftan illustration

The Blue Caftan, directed by Maryam Touzani (2022) is the haunting story of Halim and Mina, who run a traditional caftan store in one of Morocco's oldest medinas. In order to keep up with the commands of the demanding customers, they hire a young man named Youssef; slowly, Mina realizes how much her husband is moved by the presence of the young man.

The film premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, and was chosen to represent Morocco in the 2023 Oscars shortlist in the "International Feature Film" category.