After what’s being called one of the worst movies at the Cannes Film Festival this year, the director of Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo literally apologized to the audience that remained.
Why is it so bad? Well, beside the overt sexuality of the movie, there seems to be way too much screen time for butts!
MEKTOUB MY LOVE: INTERMEZZO: the director of Blue Is the Warmest Color made a 4-hour movie about butts. it’s the same length as Lawrence of Arabia, and literally 60% of the movie is close-ups of butts. i had a mild psychotic break at one point
— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) May 23, 2019
Dozens walked out of the movie, including the lead actress in the film! When the show ended and the lights came up, the French director of the film Abdellatif Kechiche said, “I apologize for having kept you and now I’m off.”
I guess how are we supposed to know what great film making looks like if we don’t have examples of the bad?!
Here are a few other reviews of the film that I found engaging…
My thoughts on the truly dreadful MEKTOUB, MY LOVE: INTERMEZZO, in which Abdellatif Kechiche spends three-and-a-half hours ogling his actresses’ butts and sticking his thumb up his own. #Cannes2019 https://t.co/ESOcY5TjdM
— Justin Chang (@JustinCChang) May 24, 2019
I’m a great admirer of Abdellatif Kechiche’s filmography, but thanks to Mektoub, My Love: Infinity War, there are now some big buts. https://t.co/0nSZBQ52QL
— Robbie Collin (@robbiereviews) May 23, 2019
“The camera loves the women’s faces, but it loves their bottoms more, so much more.” #Kechiche #Cannes2019
Well that came unexpected (not).
Abdellatif Kechiche’s ‘Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo’ is the disaster of the Cannes Film Festival https://t.co/kkKdaHS4tI
— Julia Pühringer (@JuliaPuehringer) May 24, 2019
Abdellatif Kechiche is a filmmaker I’ve loved, the first MEKTOUB I thought was messy with good stuff going on inside… and now the appalling MEKTOUB, MY LOVE: INTERMEZZO has me doubting my investment on all counts. A crushing, trollish letdown. https://t.co/vT0CcpKFkD
— Guy Lodge (@GuyLodge) May 23, 2019
Almost impressed by the monumental tedium of Abdellatif Kechiche’s 3.5-hour MEKTOUB, MY LOVE: INTERMEZZO. It’s like being locked inside a dance club all night with the most boring twentysomethings alive, not a drop of alcohol in your system. #Cannes2019
— A.A. Dowd (@AADowd) May 24, 2019