Halim and Mina run a traditional caftan store in one of Morocco’s oldest medinas. To keep up with the commands of the demanding customers, they hire Youssef. The talented apprentice shows utmost dedication to learning the art of embroidery and tailoring from Halim. Slowly Mina realizes how much the presence of the young man moves her husband.
Born in Tangier, Morocco, in 1980, Maryam Touzani spent her childhood in her native city before pursuing a university degree in journalism in London. Passionate about writing, she moves back to her country after her studies and works as a journalist, specializing in North African cinema. Soon, she feels the urge to express herself through her own films. In 2008, she wrote and directed a documentary for the first national women’s day in Morocco, an important date for the country, followed by many other documentaries. When They Slept (2012), her first short fiction, travels worldwide through prestigious festivals, winning seventeen awards.