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2019 Cannes Critics' Panel: Day 12 - Abdellatif Kechiche's Mektoub My Love: Intermezzo

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2019 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 12 – Abdellatif Kechiche’s Mektoub My Love: Intermezzo

2019 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 12 – Abdellatif Kechiche’s Mektoub My Love: Intermezzo

Who knew that after claiming the top prize in 2013 with Blue is the Warmest Color that Abdellatif Kechiche would almost attain some sort of persona non grata status and that he would need to hawk a Palme to produce his next film — which would be the first instalment of a proposed trilogy. We reviewed Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno in Venice back in 2017, and I’d be curious to know just how many critics had the opportunity to view the film as it was hard to come by for those living outside of France. Our critic’s grid back 2013 gave Blue one of the highest grade since we began this back in 2011, so this second trip in comp for the filmmaker.

After all the dust had settled, the last film selected for the competition (and presented without credits) would tank among the chorus of critics with a below 2 average.

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2019 Cannes Critics Panel Day 12

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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