Magazine article Variety

Italo Distrib Vision Nabs Kechiche's 'Love'

Magazine article Variety

Italo Distrib Vision Nabs Kechiche's 'Love'

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ITALY'S AMBITIOUS NEW theatrical distribution player Vision Distribution has acquired Italian rights to Abdellatif Kechiche's Venice competition entry "Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno" from Pathe Intl.

The French auteur's anticipated follow-up to 2013 Palme d'Or winner "Blue Is the Warmest Color" is set during the summer of 1994 in a fishing village in the South of France. The new Kechiche pic will be the first non-Italian film to be released by Vision, which will focus primarily on Italian product.

"Mektoub" is described by Pathe promotional materials as the tale of an aspiring screenwriter named Amin who becomes "enchanted by the many female characters who surround him" and "remains in awe of these summer sirens while his Dionysiac cousin throws himself into their carnal delights with euphoria. …

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