Maryam Touzani’s Cannes Pic The Blue Caftan Acquired by Films Boutique

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

The movie is about to display screen in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard part, as did Touzani’s earlier function, “Adam.” “The Blue Caftan” facilities Mina (Lubna Azabal) and Halim (Saleh Bakri), “a married couple running a traditional caftan store in one of Moroccos oldest medinas. In order to keep up with the demand, they hire Youssef (Ayoub Messioui), a talented apprentice whom Halim takes under his wing and starts teaching the art of embroidery and tailoring,” the supply teases. “Slowly, Mina realizes how much her husband is moved by the presence of the young man.”

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

Films Boutique may also host the market premiere of Claras Sterns function debut, Breaking the Ice, at Cannes. “A vibrant coming-of-age movie set in Vienna, the film tells the story of Mira, a woman in her early 20s who breaks free from the pressure of running her familys vineyard and starts playing ice hockey,” Variety describes. “She meets Theresa, a new player whos just joined the hockey team and challenges her to think differently about the world.” Breaking the Ice” is about to make its world premiere at Tribeca in June.

Cannes Film Festival will happen May 17-28.


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