THE SECRET OF THE GRAIN (Abdellatif Kechiche, 2007)

Dedicated to his deceased father, memory of whom perhaps informs his aging, elegant, taciturn protagonist, Slimane Beiji, Tunisian-born writer-director Abdellatif Kechiche’s La graine et le mulet revolves around family and extended family in France’s Mediterranean coastal Sète, where Slimane is discharged after 35 years as a shipyard laborer. Juggling a proud ex-wife, Souad, and a […]