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Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo (2019)

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Production: France A Quat'sous Films production. Amin, an aspiring screenwriter and photographer, returns to his hometown, a fishing village in the south of France, after living a year in Paris. Cannes Film Review: 'Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo' Reviewed at Cannes Film Festival competing , May 23, 2019. My hunch turned out to be correct, though for much worse reasons. It can work as a time machine for the ones who have enjoyed similar experiences or better as a machine that sucks you into the present, a call that is so powerful that one can hardly get out of it unharmed. For all the simmering emotional undercurrents, the talk is perversely uninteresting.

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Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo (2019)

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Together, the two wander the surf in search of fresh meat. Since its premiere, the film has earned 0 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Producers: Abdellatif Kechiche, Ardavan Safaee, Jérôme Seydoux. With summer at a close she contemplates going to to have an abortion. The movie is playing in the main competition, which suggests the festival might be trolling us too. The film is a sequel to Kechiche's 2017 film.

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Mektoub My Love : Canto Uno en streaming

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It is easy to denounce its lack of former plot line, length 3hrs and voyeurism. Critics blasted the obsession with bums and scantily-clad female dancers that appears in almost three hours of the running time. The camera is so close from the group that the viewer feels actually part of the band. For every five-minute stretch of banal chatter, you get a 10-minute crotch-level shot of the girls twerking up a storm. He spends most of the movie standing off to the side and dispassionately observing the action as all of the girls try to claim him as a conquest. The point, however dubious, was blatantly made.

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‘Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo’ Review: Abdellatif Kechiche Bottoms Out

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Rarely had so much desire to die in front of a movie. Aside from Kechiche, no one in particular. Repeat ad infinitum, until — at one point — this very tired critic experienced a brief and not altogether unpleasant nervous breakdown, hysterically cry-laughing for no apparent reason for the much better part of an hour. No illustrative male nudity is forthcoming, of course; Kechiche limits himself to exactly the perspective his critics have accused him of adopting. You might say an entire ensemble of female rear ends play the joint protagonists of this three-and-a-half-hour movie, the work of a cinematic maximalist — nay, a gluteus maximalist — operating at the literally butt-numbing nadir of his powers. Nobody knows that they see each other, especially not Ophélie, his childhood friend, who instead confides her troubles to Amin : her father wants her to take over the family farm, her fiancé Clement will return soon from Iraq for their wedding, she is pregnant with Tony's baby, and Tony wants to keep their affair secret instead of having a serious relationship. Kechiche did eventually find the funds necessary to finish both films, in part by auctioning off the he won for.

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Abdellatif Kechiche’s ‘Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo’ is the disaster of the Cannes Film Festival

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She and her friends decide to spend a night at a club in where she has sex with her other friend. . Retrieved 26 May 2019 — via www. Who can really say, but it will sure rile the prudes and tut-tutters. It's the end of summer vacation for Amin. Earthy farm worker Ophélie is two months away from marrying an unseen fiancé, but pregnant with the child of her sometime lover Tony Salim Kechiouche.

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Mektoub, My Love director slammed for 13

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Like it's predecessor, the film is an adaptation of the French novel La Blessure, la vraie written by. With: Ophélie Bau, Shaïn Boumédine, Salim Kechiouche, Marie Bernard, Romeo de Lacour, Lou Luttiau, Alexia Chardard, Hafsia Herzi, Kamel Saadi, Meleinda Elasfour. Ophélie constantly contemplates her choices : would it be better to get an abortion in secret and marry Clement or to follow her maternal instinct and keep the child, perhaps seeking refuge with Amin in Paris? With every passing minute, every nose-rubbing cutaway to another rump shot, you can sense a filmmaker freely and gleefully disgorging his own bile. Having spent a more conventionally structured, time-spanning narrative exploring the ties binding its revelers, however, there was some communal kick to had from watching them collectively lose themselves to dance, even with an over-prying camera as our guide. Her expression is ambiguously tranquil, her long hair lightly rustled by a humid breeze, all softly lit by a sinking afternoon sun. Who knew that a sexual awakening could be so bloodless? Kechiche seems to have lost whatever interest he may have had in his characters to begin with, apart from an endless appreciation of their physical attributes.

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‘Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo’ Review: Abdellatif Kechiche Bottoms Out

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Surrounded by his loving family, who sometimes helps and often hinders, Amin searches to find his own way. The summer lights of the Mediterranean coast guide his quest for love, as he hopes to live a passionate romance like in the movies. And yet, despite its prestigious Cannes premiere, this middle chapter may just kill any hope Kechiche has of securing the money he needs for his grand finale. Why else would a filmmaker so capable of sensitivity make a crass, four-hour movie about twerking butts, other than to waste the precious time of legions of devoted cinephiles? To top it all off, somewhere in the third hour, Kechiche controversially includes a 10-minute-ish sequence of Ophélie receiving graphic oral sex from Aimé in the grimy nightclub bathroom, which seems, to put it euphemistically, unsimulated. Meinberger will take charge of the digital business, working up partnerships in Germany, as well as in the U.

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Mektoub My Love: Intermezzo review

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To be clear: I have no objection to explicit depictions of sexuality, and I would scarcely be able to do my job if I thought every movie shot through the male gaze — a very specific term from feminist theory that has been thrown around with alarming recklessness of late — were worthy of censure. The film featured an unsimulated sex scene and reports later surfaced that the actors involved did not want to participate but were pressured by Kechiche who also used alcohol to convince them to comply. The action takes place in Sète, a southern France resort town on the Mediterranean. Much good may it do Abdellatif Kechiche; maybe it will help him recover his way as an artist. The camera lingers on the bikini-clad women as they frolic on the beach before the action shifts to the nightclub. I was even craving for more. She talks to him about literature, he photographs her.

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Mektoub, My Love director slammed for 13

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They have desires of their own! Also Read: But whose moment are we really living? It was a credible and moving love story, for one, built on two raw, enveloping performances — especially from Exarchopoulos, who disappeared into the role of a young woman growing up, emotionally and intellectually, before our eyes. Also eventually Paris-bound is holidaying 18-year-old student Marie Marie Bernard , chatted up by Tony on the beach and earmarked as a potential conquest for Amin. The young photographer spends cozy evenings with Charlotte, the ex-girlfriend of his Casanova cousin. In other words, before continuing the narrative i. The film shows like no other movie before it what it really feels to be young, beautiful and on holidays. Bodies and characters faces are shot with the delightful summer light which gives an extra touch of sensuality to the whole story.

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Mektoub My Love: Intermezzo review

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He could scarcely go lower than rock bottom. Kechiche's tour de force is to create a fiction that feels so real it could be a documentary on sociability, family, seduction and love at 20 something. In which case, it seems that Kechiche is the butt of his own joke. Camera color, widescreen : Marco Graziaplena, Jérémie Attard. In another film you might appreciate a moment like this as an instance of honest, unabashed eroticism, though the movie would have to work up some actual tenderness for that, some expression of feeling beyond a juvenile leer. There was room for debate on that score, and perhaps an opportunity to acknowledge the challenge of exploring human sexuality on camera without a safety net.

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