CANNES 2019: MEKTOUB, MY LOVE: INTERMEZZO BY ABDELLATIF KECHICHE
By Mónica Delgado
En the middle of the 21st century, a cunnilingus scene can make a festival tremble. Shots of oral sex to a woman in twelve minutes can completely defenestrate a film, written off, since it’s “repelling”, it isn’t erotic, it isn’t a driving symbol. Beyond the excessive and unnecessary shots of behinds, in Mektoub, my love: Intermezzo, Kechiche doesn’t set any limits and leaves his eye be in free will, hunting for that creation of the subconscious male gaze, in a physical film of sun and neon lights.