Ballarat Film Society – Le bleu du caftan (The Blue Kaftan) – Lucious Moroccan Drama

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In 2021, BFS screened the well-received film, Adam. This is Touzani ‘s second feature film, described by Sight and Sound as a ‘tender, dignified drama’.

A master tailor who owns a caftan shop in Morocco’s oldest medina, falls for his young male apprentice in this nuanced portrait of unconditional love at its most radical.

A love triangle forms between husband, wife and apprentice which is dramatic yet slowly shifts towards acceptance, compassion and mutual love.

Touzani worked as a screenwriter and documentarian prior to moving into features, and has a keen eye for stories about unconventional relationships. The International Federation of Film Critics awarded this film the Un Certain Regard award at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. Potential Films.

Morocco, 2022, 123 min.

Dir: Maryam Touzani. Stars Saleh Bakri, Lubna Azabla and Ayoub Missioui.

Content: The Ballaarat Mechanics Institute

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  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

14 Mar

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Ballarat Mechanics Institute

117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

$30.00 - $60.00

Monthly films from February to December | you must be a member

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