LA PASSION SELON MEHDI
- Bernard George
- Art and Culture
Nothing predisposed Medhi Savalli, young second generation immigrant, born in a popular tower block of Barriol's district at Arles, to become interested in bulls. But at Arles, in Camargue, bull art, enlighten outfits, the arena's immensity crushed by the sun that's what is making children dream, who early are playing bullfight with imaginary wild animals with a piece of fabric.
Medhi, very early, has been fascinated by bulls, and thanks to Paquito Leal and his bull's school teaching, bullfighting art quickly became a passion, a vocation, an ethic, a way of life. This movie tells us the important, unique relationship that links both for ever : Medhi bullfighter student and Paquito, his master, his mentor , his "quadrille" chief. But the student will soon surpass his master...
Cinétévé - ARTE FRANCE - NDR Nordeutscher Rundfunk
Editting : Joseph LICIDE
Music : Roberto BACCHERINI
A film by Bernard GEORGE
Cinétévé - ARTE France - NDR Norddeutscher Rundfunk, 2007