Arthur Rambo: How a vitriolic social footprint risked it all

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Al-Araby

The tyranny of social media rears its ugly head in Laurent Cantet’s latest social drama to play at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival, about a wunderkind author whose career implodes after old, hateful tweets resurface. Loosely based on the controversy surrounding media personality Mehdi Meklat, the drama reunites the French director with Rabah Nait Oufella, the Franco-Algerian actor who made his film debut as a teenager in Canet’s 2008 Palme d’Or-winner The Class. Oufella has since popped up in indie darlings Raw and Girlhood from Julia Ducournau and Celina Sciamma, respectively, bu…

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