Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival

Films

Official Selection - Out of Competition

Crew:

Director: Abdellatif Kechiche
Screenplay: Abdellatif Kechiche, Ghalya Lacroix
DOP: Marco Graziaplena
Production: Quat'sous films, France 2 Cinéma, Pathé Films, Bianca Film

Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno

A film by Abdellatif Kechiche

Back
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 Ophélie, 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.
  • Cast:

    Shaïn Boumedine, Ophélie Bau, Salim Kechiouche, Lou Luttiau, Alexia Chardard, Hafsia Herzi, Kamel Saadi, Estefania Argelich
  • Original Title:

    Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno
  • Country:

    France, Italy, Tunisia
  • Year:

    2017
  • 180'

Crew:

Director: Abdellatif Kechiche
Screenplay: Abdellatif Kechiche, Ghalya Lacroix
DOP: Marco Graziaplena
Production: Quat'sous films, France 2 Cinéma, Pathé Films, Bianca Film

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Director

Abdellatif Kechiche

Abdellatif Kechiche is a French screenwriter, actor and director of Tunisian origin. His films Games of Love and Chance and The Secret of the Grain, both of which received several César and FIPRESCI awards, cemented his international reputation. In 2013, his bravest and perhaps most controversial film to date - Blue is the Warmest Colour - received the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, an event that highlighted Kechiche’s role as one of the most relevant directors of today.
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