Cannes 2019: Controversy after the film by Abdellatif Kechiche. The spectators left the room in crowds

Cannes 2019: Controversy after the film by Abdellatif Kechiche. The spectators left the room in crowds

Six years after the controversy that "Adela's Life" caused at the Cannes festival, Abdellatif Kechiche is under fire again. This time, his latest film Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo caused outrage.

Kechiche is once again shocking at Cannes. The director's latest production, "Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo", premiered at the festival. However, the film was mainly met with negative reactions from critics, journalists and the public. Some viewers came out during the screening, which is confirmed by photos of the cinema hall in which the screening took place. & Nbsp;

Recall: the Golden Palm award-winning film "Life of Adela" from 2013 caused a lot of controversy. Many viewers accused the director of showing too erotic scenes between the heroines Lei Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos. The author of the graphic novel on which the script was based called the film Kechiche "pornography", and the main actors accused the director of outrageous behavior during the shooting. In several countries, the film even went into distribution in a censored and shortened version.

"The director of" Adela's Life "made a four-hour movie about butts. It lasts the same as" Lawrence of Arabia "and literally 60 percent of the film is a close-up on butts," writes David Ehrlich, a critic of IndieWire.

"» Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo «is» Jersey Shore «according to Kechiche. Endless boring scenes of flirtations and partying in bars. And a camera that constantly monitors butts," says Joshua Rothkopf, a critic of TimeOut.

"» First a toast, then a toilet «. Here is an example of a brilliant dialogue in» Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo «. What a shame for the festival. What's more, they released it at the cinema, which had another movie planned. Cannes should be ashamed of having it's something on the program, "reads Scott Stevens.

Abdellatif's film & nbsp; Kechiche fights for the Golden Palm. The main competition also includes films including Pedro Almodovar, brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Ken Loach, Quentin Tarantino and Terrence Malick.

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