SFS Showcase #18: THE BLUE CAFTAN (Sat 18 Mar, 1pm)

Sat18Mar'23 - Sat18Mar'23
The Projector Golden Mile


Date: Sat 18 Mar
Time: 1pm
Venue: The Projector Golden Mile – Blue Room

Tickets are available via Peatix: https://sfs-caftan.peatix.com/


Dir. Maryam Touzani
2022 | Morocco | Drama | 122 min | Arabic with English subtitles | M18 (Some Homosexual Content)

Halim and Mina 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 Youssef. The talented apprentice shows utmost dedication in learning the art of embroidery and tailoring from Halim. Slowly Mina realizes how much her husband is moved by the presence of the young man.

Awards: Won FIPRESCI Prize – Un Certain Regard & Nominated for Queer Palm (Cannes Film Festival 2022); Morocco’s Official Submission to the 2023 Oscars for Best International Feature

Programmer’s Note: This is a rare Arabic drama that deals with queer themes. Under director Maryam Touzani’s hands, The Blue Caftan continues her penchant for a cinema of delicateness. There is a sense of quiet caress to the visual style as the camera lingers on every touch against fabric, thread, ornament and skin. It is a decidedly patient film, allowing viewers to soak into the atmosphere of warmth and empathy as it celebrates love in all forms.

SFS Showcase is a continuing series of specially-curated monthly screenings of new releases from the international festival circuits, featuring an eclectic selection of films with a focus on creating conversations, challenging assumptions and opening hearts and minds to the diverse narratives of the world.

Hall Entry: A registration booth outside The Projector Golden Mile Blue Room will open 20 mins before the session. Please show us your e-confirmation of the ticket and e-membership card for verification when requested. Free seating on a first-come-first-served basis.

SFS Showcase #18: THE BLUE CAFTAN (Sat 18 Mar, 1pm)

  • Date:Sat18Mar'23 - Sat18Mar'23
  • Location: The Projector Golden Mile