– The French salesman focuses on Léonor Serraille in competition, Serge Bozon at Cannes Première, Marie Kreutzer and Davy Chou in Un Certain Regard, Emmanuelle Nicot and Clément Cogitore at the Semaine
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On the heels of a very successful Berlinale (with sales of, among others, the Golden Bear Alcarràs [+leggi anche:
intervista: Carla Simón
intervista: Giovanni Pompili
scheda film] by Spanish director Carla Simón and the French competitor The Passengers of the Night [+leggi anche:
intervista: Mikhaël Hers
scheda film] by Mikhaël Hers), the mk2 Films international sales team, led by Fionnuala Jamison, is well armed for the Marché du Film (17-25 May) of the 75th Cannes Film Festival. Good business is expected, especially with the six films in the line-up that will have their world premieres in the various programs on the Croisette.
Headlining is Léonor Serraille‘s Mother and Sona Blue Monday production that is the young French filmmaker’s second feature after Montparnasse Bienvenüe [+leggi anche:
intervista: Léonor Serraille
scheda film]Caméra d’Or in Cannes in 2017.
mk2 Films is selling three other titles in the Official Selection: Serge Bozon‘s Don Juan [+leggi anche:
scheda film] (starring Tahar Rahim and Virginie Efira), which will be presented in the Cannes Première section, and two feature films showcased in Un Certain Regard: Corsage [+leggi anche:
scheda film] by Austrian Marie Kreutzer (starring Vicky Krieps) and Davy Chou‘s Return to Seoul (All the People I’ll Never Be) (a co-production involving France, Belgium and Germany).
The line-up also includes two feature films selected for Critics’ Week: Dalva (Love according to Dalva) by Belgian director Emmanuelle Nicot (article) in competition and Sons of Ramses by French director Clément Cogitore (news – with Karim Leklou in the lead role) as a special screening.
At the Marché du Film, mk2 will also be pursuing pre-sales for five titles in post-production: Blaze by Australian director Kathryn Barton, Love Life by Japanese filmmaker Koji Fukada, Normal by Frenchman Olivier Babinet (article), For My Country by his compatriot Rachid Hami (article) and Nezouh by Syrian helmer Soudade Kaadan.
All of this without forgetting, for 2023, the Franco-Belgian feature film The Pod Generation by Sophie Barthès (with Emilia Clarke and Chiwetel Ejiofor in the cast) and Silver Star by Ruben Amarand four upcoming animated titles: Mars Express by Jérémie Périn and, in pre-production, The Inventor by Jim Capobianco, Outfoxed! by Paul Bolgerand A Winter’s Journey by Alex Alfrecht. A profusion of assets to be negotiated that will be enriched by some still secret announcements about to be unveiled.