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Opening Night: The Blue Caftan

Opening Night: The Blue Caftan

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Date(s) - 11/11/2022
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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The Castro Theatre

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Cost:
Opening Night Film $25 general | $20 senior/student/low-income Opening Night VIP $ 75 access to film, VIP reception and after party USD
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Arab Film Festival


The 26th Arab Film Festival will open on NOVEMBER 11 in San Francisco with THE BLUE CAFTAN, a beautiful film from award-winning director Maryam Touzani, who will join us in person.

Winner of the prestigious Fipresci Award at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival

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 an 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.

Individual tickets now available for Opening Night only, with the full program to be released on October 20.

Our Opening Night at The Castro Theatre is legendary and can sell out! Do not wait, reserve your spot today.

Ticketing

Opening Night Film $25 general | $20 senior/student/low-income

Opening Night VIP $ 75 access to film, VIP reception and after party

The Blue Caftan

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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 an 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.

Festivals & Awards:

 Festival De Cannes – Un Certain Regard – 2022 Official Selection

 Toronto International Film Festival – 2022 Official Selection

About the filmmaker:

Born in Tangier, Morocco, in 1980, Maryam Touzani spends her childhood in her native city before pursuing a university degree in journalism in London. Passionate about writing, she moves back to her country after her studies and works as a journalist, specializing in North African cinema. Soon, she feels the urge to express herself though her own films. In 2008, she writes and directs a documentary for the first national women’s day in Morocco, an important date for the country, followed by a number of other documentaries. When they slept (2012), her first short fiction, travels around the world through prestigious festivals, winning a total of seventeen awards. In 2015, her second short fiction, Aya goes to the beach continues on the same path, winning fifteen awards worldwide. Through film director Nabil Ayouch’s greatly acclaimed Much Loved (2015), which opens at the Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival, she takes her experience further, working on the development of the script and participating on the film set at various levels, closely working with the director and actresses. Soon after, she co-writes with Nabil Ayouch his latest feature, Razzia, which premieres at The Toronto International Film Festival on Platform and represents Morocco at the Academy Awards. In Razzia, in which she also plays the part of Salima, one of the main characters, she finds herself on the other side of the camera for the first time. Adam marks Maryam Touzani’s feature film directing debut, and after premiering in Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard competition, the film screened at TIFF, GFF, RIFF and obtained 30 awards around the world, and sold in over 20 countries. In 2019, Maryam Touzani becomes a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures. That same year, ADAM was also Morroco’s Official Selection for the Oscars 2020 race in the best Foreign Film Category, and also represented Morocco in the Golden Globes. In 2022, Maryam Touzani returns to the Cannes Film Festival with her second feature The Blue Caftan selected at Un Certain Regard section.

MORE DETAILS
Showings
Fri, Nov 11th, 7:00 PM @ Castro Theatre
  • Year:
    2022
  • Runtime:
    118 minutes
  • Language:
    Arabic, French
  • Country:
    Morocco
  • Director:
    Maryam Touzani
  • Screenwriter:
    Maryam Touzani, Nabil Ayouch
  • Producer:
    Nabil Ayouch, Amine Benjelloun, Sebastien Schelenz, Mikkel Jersin, Eva Jakobson, Katrin Pors
  • Cast:
    Lubna Azabal, Saleh Bakri, Ayoub Messioui
  • Cinematographer:
    Virginie Surdej
  • Editor:
    Nicolas Rumpl
  • Production Design:
    Emmanuel De Meulemeester, Rachid El Youssfi
  • Sound Design:
    Nassim El Mounabbih
Castro Theatre

429 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
November 11, 2022, 7:00 – 9:30 PM PST
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