The Blue Caftan
A middle-aged master tailor and his devoted wife find their relationship turned upside down by the arrival of a handsome new apprentice in this richly erotic and deeply moving Moroccan film, which has won multiple awards around the world, including Audience Awards at the Vancouver & Athens International Film Festivals, and which has been shortlisted for the Oscar for Best International Feature Film.
Halim & Mina run a traditional caftan store in one of Morocco’s oldest medinas. In order to keep up with the demands of their customers, they hire Youssef, a talented young man who shows an utmost dedication in learning the art of embroidery and tailoring from his perfectionist employer.
Slowly Mina realizes how much her husband is affected by the presence of the young man, and she begins to suspect that their relationship may involve more than the sharing of traditional craftsmanship. What lies ahead in this triangle of adoration will break all three of them open in unexpected ways.