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Abdellatif Kechiche | France, Italy | 2018 | 175 min.
O.V. in French subtitled in Spanish and English

In the summer of 1994, Amin returns from Paris to his home town to spend the holidays. Between the beach and the bars, he looks for a romance that will shake him up.

Direction: Abdellatif Kechiche
Script: Abdellatif Kechiche, Ghalya Lacroix
Cinematography: Marco Graziaplena
Editing: Nathanaëlle Gerbeaux, Maria Giménez Cavallo
Sound: Hugo Rossi, Remi Durel, Julie Tribout, Jean-Paul Hurier Music: Rémi Barbot
Cast: Shaïn Boumedine, Ophélie Bau, Salim Kechiouche, Lou Luttiau, Alexia Chardard
Production: Abdellatif Kechiche, Ardavan Safaee, Jérôme Seydoux
Production Company: Quat Sous Films

Abdellatif Kechiche

He was born in Tunisia in 1960, and moved to Nice when he was six. He studied theatre at the Antibes Conservatory, and worked as an actor and stage director. After several roles in cinema with directors such as Techiné and Bouzid, he made his debut as director in 2000 with Poetical Refuge. With his next film, Games of Love and Chance (2003), he jumped to the international scene and won the César awards for Best Director and Best Film. The Secret of the Grain (2007) won the Jury’s Special Grand Award at Venice, and another two Césars for Best Director and Best Film. Blue is the Warmest Colour was a great success: it won the Palme d’Or and Fipresci Award at Cannes (among many other awards), it was nominated for the BAFTAs and the Golden Globes, and it had a commercial release around the world. Mektoub My Love: canto uno, his latest film, premiered at Venice where it won two awards. 

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