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

    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 function, “The Blue Caftan.” Per Selection, Movies Boutique has acquired the drama concerning the married house owners of a conventional caftan retailer, and the apprentice they rent.

    The movie is about to display screen in Cannes’ Un Sure Regard part, as did Touzani’s earlier function, “Adam.” “The Blue Caftan” facilities Mina (Lubna Azabal) and Halim (Saleh Bakri), “a married couple operating a conventional caftan retailer in considered one of Morocco’s oldest medinas. So as to sustain with the demand, they rent Youssef (Ayoub Messioui), a proficient apprentice whom Halim takes beneath 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 Seaside” and “Quand ils dorment,” and he or she co-wrote and starred within the function “Razzia.”

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

    Cannes Movie Pageant will happen Could 17-28.

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