French-Tunisian film director Abdellatif Kechiche poses before the screening of Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo at the Cannes Film Festival. Critics savaged the film, and some questioned why it was in competition for the Palme d’Or. Photo: AFP

Cannes 2019: critics savage ‘retrograde’ non-stop twerking and pole-dancing scenes in Abdellatif Kechiche’s film Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo

  • Blue Is the Warmest Colour director Abdellatif Kechiche lambasted for the way his camera drools over the bodies of his female cast in his latest film
  • Producer who was one of many to walk out of screening condemns its ‘objectification and voyeurism’; even fans of the French director were appalled
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French-Tunisian film director Abdellatif Kechiche poses before the screening of Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo at the Cannes Film Festival. Critics savaged the film, and some questioned why it was in competition for the Palme d’Or. Photo: AFP
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