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Abdellatif Kechiche Filming His ‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’ Follow-Up ‘Mektoub Is Mektoub’

The cast remains unknown.

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Three years after winning the Palme d’Or for “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” Abdellatif Kechiche is quietly at work on his next project. Tentatively titled “Mektoub Is Mektoub” and based on Antoine Bégaudeau’s novel “La blessure, la vraie,” the film has been shrouded in secrecy — the cast remains unknown — even as it’s apparently begun filming in Sète, France.

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Kechiche shared the top prize at Cannes with his two leading ladies, Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos; controversy followed the film, which was rated NC-17 stateside for its graphic sex scenes. “Blue Is the Warmest Color” was nominated for a Golden Globe in the Foreign-Language Film category but was ineligible for the Academy Awards due to its release schedule.

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According to Cineuropa, “Mektoub Is Mektoub” follows a screenwriter named Amin whose personal and professional dealings intermingle during a visit to his hometown on the Mediterranean.

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