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Aro Recommended Blue Caftan, The


Morocco 2022, 122 minutes
Dir. Maryam Touzani
In Arabic with English subtitles
Rating: [M] Nudity and Sex Scenes
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama / LGBT


“A keenly tuned, non-judgmental exploration of an enduring relationship that has thrived despite the stresses of conflicting desires and the pressures of social norms.”~Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily

Aroview: A rare peek into Moroccan culture, and the dying craft of hand-made caftans that are painstakingly embroidered with a needle and thread. And it’s also about sex, brought into sharper relief when a maleem and his wife take on an apprentice at their tailoring business.

Deliberately paced and sensually crafted, this LGBT-themed drama is also a moving portrait of a long-term traditional marriage bonded in friendship and respect but one that is coming to its end. It will sweep you away.

NZ International Film Festival 2022

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