Friday, September 08, 2017

#Venezia74 – Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno – Abdellatif Kechiche

photograph - courtesy La Biennale di Venezia

Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno 
Abdellatif Kechiche
Abdellatif Kechiche’s Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno with Shain Boumedine, Ophelie Bau, Salim Kechiouche, Lou Luttiau, Alexia Chardard, Hafsia Herzi, Kamel Saadi, Estefania Argelich is from the novel La blessure la vraie by Francois Begaudeau. Amin, an aspiring screenwriter living in Paris, returns home for the summer, to a fishing village in the South of France. It is a time of reconnecting with his family and his childhood friends. Together with his cousin Tony and his best friend Ophelie, he spends his time between the Tunisian restaurant run by his parents, the local bars and the beaches frequented by girls on holiday. Enchanted by the many female characters who surround him, Amin remains in awe of these summer sirens while his Dionysian cousin throws himself into their carnal delights with euphoria. Armed with his camera and guided by the bright summer light of the Mediterranean coast, Amin pursues his philosophical quest while gathering inspiration for his screenplays. When it comes to love, only destiny, only Mektoub can decide. This coming-of-age saga set in 1994 casts a nostalgic glow on the wonders of youth.

photograph - courtesy La Biennale di Venezia

 Abdellatif Kechiche

Contessanally – this fast paced three hour long movie is about teenage love in the South of France during the summer vacations and celebrates life – 8/10.

#Venezia 74 – Palazzo del Cinema
Red Carpet
8am  - Rai TV ready to go live

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