The anthem to freedom and recklessness "Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno" will be shown in Minsk

In Minsk people can watch the first part of Mektoub trilogy. The film, "from which no one would like to come out, like from the sea, even if there is nothing to do, simply because it is big and warm". For the sake of ending the process of creating this film, the director Abdellatif Kechiche even auctioned off "The Golden Palm", which won for "Blue Is the Warmest Colour". Was it worth, everyone can know from July 19 up to July 22 in "Tsentralnyj" cinema; and from July 19 up to the 1st of August in Falcon Club.

MEKTOUB-4K-PRESSE-PHOTO-6.jpgA shot from the film "Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno"

Hot summer at the South of France, Amin, a young scriptwriter, returns home on the Mediterranean for summer vacations. Cousins, friends, students from Nice, all of them dance here, swim in the sea, quench thirst, gossip, make love. Ophelia loves Tony, but she is engaged with Cleman, Charlotte loves Tony too, Tony loves women like Selin, but Selin loves crazy parties more. Following these hot, impetuous bodies Amin looks for love, inspiration, and with any luck, for his fate.

"Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno" is the first work of a French film director Abdellatif Kechiche after a five-year break. The previous one "Blue Is the Warmest Colour" is tacitly called "the best film about love of the 21st century". In 2013 it won the award of FIPRESCI and of "The Golden Palm" at the Cannes Film Festival. Among his early films there is "The Secret of the Grain", which won the award of Special Jury Prize, the award of Marcello Mastroianni, and the award of FIPRESCI at the Venice Film Festival.


The creation of the film "Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno" can be grateful for the inspiration after the reading of "A real Wound" by Fransua Begodo. Another book of this writer has been adopted for the film "The Class", the director of it is Loran Kante. "The Class" won "The Golden Palm" at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008. "Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno" is compared with "The play of love and chance" by Marivo and with "In Search of Lost Time" by Proust.

"Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno" is the film about amazing and uncompromising freedom, which the characters share with the authors. They despise genre and plot; don’t want to know about start and climax, about the system of characters. Instead of it Kechiche and his team enjoy fleeting moments of the past that, thanks to the film, becomes real by all means, – tells about the film the editor-in-chief of the publication "The art of cinema" Anton Dolin.