English Subs – The Blue Caftan

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In The Blue Caftan, director Maryam Touzani (Adam) shows love can take all different kinds of forms.

The phenomenal acting performances of Saleh Bakri and the Belgian Lubna Azabal (Incendies, Adam), together with the beautiful cinematography, ensure a grippingly warm and universal film. Halim (Saleh Bakri) and his wife Mina (Lubna Azabal) own a traditional caftan shop in the medina of Salé, Morocco. His authentic handiwork produces beautiful caftans.

They have been living with a secret the entire length of their marriage. Despite this, both lovers have an enormous affection for one another. Mina’s illness and the arrival of Youssef, a new student who wants to learn the trade of caftan making, put pressure on this fragile balance. United in their love, they help each other face their fears.

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