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"Working with an intricacy that rivals that of the craftsman at the center of her film, the auteur crafts a surprisingly warm story that subverts expectations at almost every turn." - Christian Zilko, IndieWire

"The acting was superb, and the story wonderfully poignant. Patient and carefully crafted, it's about the complexities of love and craft. One of the best films of 2022." - Kristy Strouse, Film Inquiry

Returning with her second feature - following its FIPRESCI prize–winning premiere at Cannes- writer and director Maryam Touzani (LIFF 2019’s Adam) asserts her expertise in capturing the intimacy and tenderness in human relationships. In one of Morocco’s oldest medinas, Mina runs a small shop selling traditional caftans created by her husband, master tailor Halim. Struggling to keep up with demand they hire a young male apprentice, but it’s not long before Mina notices how much her husband is moved by the presence of this young man.

The Blue Caftan is screening as part of Women Creators of the Future, a programme at LIFF 2022 presented in partnership with the Films Femmes Afrique Festival in Senegal, with support from British Council.