Kechiche’s filming of women’s handcuffs divides critics of ‘Masque’

Five years after “La Vie d’Adèle”, Abdellatif Kechiche is back with “Mektoub My Love: Canto Uno” (so there’s a sequel), a three -hour film heavily inspired by François’s novel Bégaudeau, “La Injury, the real thing”. What do critics of “The Mask and the Feather” think about it?

“Mektoub My Love”, the first film in the upcoming saga … Abdellatif Kechiche’s film has been on screens in France since March 21, 2018 © Quat’Sous Films / Pathé Films / France 2 Cinéma / Good Films / Bianca / Nuvola

In the summer of 1994, Amin (Shain Boumedine), who lived by writing screenplays, returned to Sète, where he spent his youth and where his parents ran a Tunisian restaurant. There he found his old friends and the beach where the beautiful vacationers bathed in the sun. He photographed the sunset, fell in love, met a producer who said he was ready to spend his debut and the wife later, who was very interested in him, which put Us in an uncomfortable position. situation.

Chronicle of hot and sensual summer …

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Michel Ciment: “I’m angry with the hubris it represents”

This film proves that Abdellatif Kechiche is amazing at filming spoken language and bodies. The problem is thathe has an unequal pride: he thinks he can be interested for three hours with endless sights.

release said so much that it was above all a film about women at the bottom and even about the bottom in general, which really bothered me. There are society pages in newspapers, and culture pages. In the pages of society that we have had for five months, women’s claims are often justified in the eyes of men, and there in the pages of culture, it is absolutely no longer bothersome that one cameras will film the shots permanently!

Abdellatif Kechiche defended himself by saying “in painting, there are Callipyge Venuses”-yes, but a painting is viewed for ten minutes, not three hours …

Michael Cement:
Michel Ciment: “I’m angry with the hubris it represents” / Quat’Sous Films / Pathé Films / France 2 Cinéma / Good Films / Bianca / Nuvola F

Jean-Marc Lalanne: “one of the most watched films of the year”

I know the film is too much and much more historical production than it says. Even if the story is broken down into these long scenes, there is something almost Rohmerrian to this kind of moral story and very good love journey.

In the drunkenness of the cinema that Kechiche aspires to, I want it to never end and I will be rewarded because it will definitely stop but it will take a long time to stop … and have a feeling of fullness, light, body; we want to live this movie

The lightness and the softness of
The light and sweetness of “Mektoub My Love” … / Quat’Sous Films / Pathé Films / France 2 Cinéma / Good Films / Bianca / Nuvola F

Nicolas Schapper: “The way he films women’s ass is amazing”

This is Kechiche’s first film in which he removes his social superego and his own superego: he accepts most of himself. voyeuristic tendencies. The way he films women’s ass is confusing.

I find this hedonism very beautiful, because at the same time, it has a moralistic look, too.

Xavier Leherpeur: “He was a great filmmaker and a great filmmaker”

Like Jean-Marc, it was a movie that got me on board for three hours; I don’t want to leave this place full of sunlight, full of sadness and unrestrained, superstitious, selfish sexuality …

The two women don’t see Us (the main character) as a predator, while all around them the men are hanging their tongues hanging (and we understand them because they are absolutely noble) , and the men did not take him as a rival. We have an asexual attitude to go discovering his psyche and his desire ; It’s enormous because it’s a prism that restrains the first degree and that always brings a reflection to the existence of these sights, including the nightclub scene expert.


Listen to all the criticisms being exchanged (and that’s a lot: there are eleven minute discussion!) around Jérôme Garcin on Mektoub My Love by Xavier Leherpeur (7th Obsession), Michel Cement (positive), Nicolas Schaller (The Obs), and Jean-Marc Lalanne (The Inrockuptibles)

11 min

“Mektoub My Love: Canto Uno”: reviews of Masks and Feathers

The famous nightclub scene, filmed in a way
The famous nightclub scene, filmed in a “almost pornographic” way / Quat’Sous Films / Pathé Films / France 2 Cinéma / Good Films / Bianca / Nuvola F


Every Sunday at 8pm, look for reviews on Masks and Feathers gathered around Jérôme Garcin to talk about film, theater or literature.

France Inter is a partner in this film.

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