MEKTOUB MY LOVE: CANTO UNO
MEKTOUB MY LOVE: CANTO UNO

MEKTOUB MY LOVE: CANTO UNO

Director Abdellatif Kechiche

Production year 2017

Length 175min.

Country France/Italy/Tunisia

SYNOPSIS

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 & CREW

Abdellatif Kechiche
Abdellatif Kechiche

Director

Producer

Abdellatif Kechiche, Ardavan Safaee, Jérôme Seydoux

Script

Abdellatif Kechiche, Ghalya Lacroix

Director of Photography

Marco Graziaplena

Production designer

Ann Chakraverty

Music by

Jean-Paul Hurier

Sound

Hugo Rossi, Remi Durel, Julie Tribout, Jean-Paul Hurier

Edit

Nathanaëlle Gerbeaux, Maria Giménez Cavallo

Cast

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

Production company

Quat Sous Films 64, rue Rebeval 75019 Paris – France Tel. + 33142060287 sandrine.valageas@quatsous-films.fr

Abdellatif Kechiche

Born in Tunis, he moved with his parents to Nice at the age of six. He directed Games of Love and Chance, which won a César Award for Best Film and Best Director. He presented The Secret of the Grain at the 64th Venice IFF, for which he was awarded the Special Jury Prize. The film also received the FIPRESCI Prize, the Louis Delluc Prize and the César Awards for Best Film and Best Director. He was decorated by the government of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2005 and in 2008. His 2013 film Blue Is the Warmest Colour won the Palme d'Or and the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2013 Cannes IFF. The two main actresses, Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos, were also awarded the Palme d'Or. The film also won Best International Independent Film at the British Independent Film Awards in 2013.


Filmography

La Faute à Voltaire/Poetical Refugee (2000), L’esquivel/Games of Love and Chance (2003), La graine et le mulet/The Secret of the Grain (2007), Black Venus (2010), La Vie d'Adèle/Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013), Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno (2017).

FILMS 2018