French court rules against Abdellatif Kechiche, orders “Adele” filmmaker to pay back distributor MK2

Abdellatif Kechiche is a French-Tunisian filmmaker
Marin Karmitz is a film distributor, producer and operator of a chain of movie theaters

(PARIS) Here’s guessing you’re not going to see French cinéaste Abdellatif Kechiche and producer/distributor Marin Karmitz enjoying onion soup together at Le Sélect anytime soon. A court in France ruled that Palme D’Or recipient Kechiche (“Blue is the warmest color,” a.k.a. “La vie D’Adèle” in the original French title) did not fulfill the terms of the contract that bound him to MK2, the ... more >

Blue is the Warmest Color

Quat'sous Films, Wild Bunch
Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux
Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche

PARIS - Abdellatif Kechiche’s new film is well-made, possibly deserving its Palme d’Or at the last Cannes Film Festival, but It. Is. Too. Long. The first hour is breathtaking in its precise description of Adèle (played by the remarkable Adèle Exarchopoulos--PROFILE), adrift in adolescent yearnings and not having found her foothold in the real world, who becomes conscious of her attraction to women ... more >

Adèle Exarchopoulos

France's newest rising star

Adèle Exarchopoulos seems to have unlimited amounts of energy and charm. Will she follow Mélanie Laurent ("Inglourious Basterds")  and Léa Seydoux ("Mission Impossible") to Hollywood, too? Considering the fabulous triumph she experienced in May in Cannes, a career in the movies is hers, if she wants it. She appears in Abdellatif Kechiche's "La Vie D'Adele" ("Life of Adele") alongside with Léa ... more >