Mektoub, my love: canto uno


2017, France-Italy-Tunisia
175 min., col., OV – French

Director Abdellatif Kechiche
Scriptwriters François Bégaudeau, Abdellatif Kechiche, Ghalya Lacroix
DoP Marco Graziaplena
Production design Michel Gionti
Editing Nathanaëlle Gerbeaux, Maria Giménez Cavallo
Cast Shaïn Boumedine, Ophélie Bau, Salim Kechiouche, Lou Luttiau, Alexia Chardard
Producers Abdellatif Kechiche, Ardavan Safaee, Jérôme Seydoux
Production Quat'sous films, Good Films, Lablebi Films
World Sales Pathe Distribution
Distributor in RF Russian World Vision

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.

  • Two prizes at Venice IFF
  • IFC Award for Best Film Not Released


Director, scriptwriter, actor. Born in Tunisia in 1960, grew up in France. He made his directorial debut in 2000 with “Poetical Refugee”, which he also wrote. His film “Blue Is the Warmest Colour” won the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Among his most notable works are Cesar awarded “Games of Love and Chance” (2003), “The Secret of the Grain” (2007) and “Black Venus” (2010).


Theater them. Chekhov

13:00 - Mektube, my love (France, Italy), Director Abdelatif Kesish, 175 ', 18+


Cinema "October", big hall

13:00 - Mektube, my love (France, Italy), Director Abdelatif Kesish, 175 ', 18+ (repeat)