The Blue Caftan12A
Married couple Halim and Mina run a traditional caftan store in one of Morocco’s oldest medinas. Their union contains a secret which must be kept quiet due to living in a strictly conservative country, but the arrival of new apprentice threatens to upset the careful calibration of their lives. A thoughtful and intensely moving love story which sensitively navigates a country’s relationship with tradition and modernity.
‘It’s a gentle piece of Arabic-language storytelling, one that softly, slowly enfolds the audience rather than propels them on a journey.’
Wendy Ide, The Observer
‘The film, only the second feature that Maryam Touzani has directed, is a stunning portrayal of marital sacrifice and devotion.’
Kevin Maher, The Times
What else is on?
Today (Friday 1st March)
Tomorrow (Saturday 2nd March)
Plan your visit
Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!