Preview courtesy of Modern Films
This rich, slow-burn drama about the complex relationship between a long-married couple delights with glorious and sensual detail.
Halim (Saleh Bakri) and Mina (Lubna Azabal) run a caftan shop in the historic Salé medina, producing exquisitely finished handsewn garments. Married for some time, their union nevertheless contains a secret which must be kept quiet in a strictly conservative country like Morocco, and when new circumstances (including the arrival of a young apprentice) arise, so too do new emotional challenges that threaten to upset the careful calibration of their lives. Brilliantly acted, it’s an overwhelmingly tender character study and a thoughtful investigation into a country’s relationship with tradition and modernity.
DIRECTOR: Maryam Touzani
STARRING: Lubna Azabal, Saleh Bakri, Ayoub Massioui
1 HOUR 58 MINUTES
FIPRESCI Prize, Cannes Film Festival 2022 Shortlisted for International Feature Oscar (Morocco)
*Please note: Film starts at advertised time*
Wednesday 8th March at 4.30pm
Thursday 9th March at 1.30pm