Maryam Touzani’s Cannes Pic “The Blue Caftan” Acquired by Movies Boutique

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We’re nonetheless greater than per week out from Cannes 2022 however its movies are already being picked up for distribution. Amongst them are Maryam Touzani’s sophomore characteristic, “The Blue Caftan.” Per Variety, Movies Boutique has acquired the drama in regards to the married house owners of a standard caftan retailer, and the apprentice they rent.

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The movie is ready to display in Cannes’ Un Sure Regard part, as did Touzani’s previous feature, “Adam.” “The Blue Caftan” facilities Mina (Lubna Azabal) and Halim (Saleh Bakri), “a married couple working a standard caftan retailer in one among Morocco’s oldest medinas. With a purpose to sustain with the demand, they rent Youssef (Ayoub Messioui), a gifted apprentice whom Halim takes below his wing and begins educating the artwork of embroidery and tailoring,” the supply teases. “Slowly, Mina realizes how a lot her husband is moved by the presence of the younger man.”

“Adam,” the story of a baker whose life is modified upon assembly a younger pregnant girl, was nominated for Cannes’ Queer Palm and nabbed two Lumiere Award nominations. Touzani acquired Chicago Movie Fest’s Roger Ebert Award for the pic. Her different directing credit embrace shorts “Aya Goes to the Seashore” and “Quand ils dorment,” and she or he co-wrote and starred within the characteristic “Razzia.”

Movies Boutique may also host the market premiere of Clara’s Stern’s characteristic debut, “Breaking the Ice,” at Cannes. “A vibrant coming-of-age film set in Vienna, the movie tells the story of Mira, a lady in her early 20’s who breaks free from the stress of working her household’s winery and begins enjoying ice hockey,” Selection describes. “She meets Theresa, a brand new participant who’s simply joined the hockey group and challenges her to assume in another way in regards to the world.” “Breaking the Ice” is ready to make its world premiere at Tribeca in June.

Cannes Movie Competition will happen Might 17-28.

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