Personal Shopper and Harmonium in MK2’s line-up
by Fabien Lemercier
- Standing out in the Cannes line-up is the film by Olivier Assayas in competition for the Palme d’Or and the film by Japanese director Koji Fukada in Un Certain Regard
Always very well placed in the various sections at Cannes, the international sales team of French group MK2 (led by Nathanaël Karmitz) will arrive at the Film Market of the 69th Cannes Film Festival (which will be held from 11 to 22 May 2016) with a tantalising line-up of 10 films, including two feature films in the Official Selection, one of which will be competing for the Palme d’Or: Personal Shopper [+see also:
interview: Artemio Benki
interview: Olivier Assayas
film profile] by Olivier Assayas (starring Kristen Stewart - see news article – due for release in France on 19 October 2016 via Les Films du Losange).
The MK2 International team, which is headed up by Fionnuala Jamison (Juliette Schrameck has climbed her way up the hierarchical ladder of the group to a general management position) will also be counting on Harmonium [+see also:
film profile] by Japanese director Kôji Fukada (co-produced by French company Comme des Cinémas – distribution in France: Version Originale/Condor), which will have its world premiere in the Un Certain Regard section.
On the post-production side of things, films available for pre-purchases will of course feature at the meeting, with A Woman’s Life [+see also:
Q&A: Stéphane Brizé
film profile] by Stéphane Brizé (article), If You Saw His Heart by Joan Chemla (article – filming for which has just finished with a cast headed up by Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal and Marine Vacth), Lost in Paris [+see also:
film profile] by duo Dominique Abel - Fiona Gordon (article) and M by and starring Sara Forestier (article).
Films in the pre-production line-up include Mrs Hyde by Serge Bozon (loosely based on the classic by Stevenson starring Isabelle Huppert, Gérard Depardieu and Romain Duris - article) and P.E.A.R.L by Elsa Amiel with Mathieu Amalric and Peter Mullan heading up the cast in a film that will centre around British bodybuilding star Lea Pearl, whose ex-boyfriend and six-year-old son, who she hasn’t seen in years, show up just a few hours between the most important competition of her career (the project is being led by Bruno Nahon and Caroline Nataf for Unité de Production with Lionel Baier for Swiss company Bande à Part).
The market screenings will feature dramatic comedy We Can Be Heroes by Sophie Reine (starring Gustave Kervern and Camille Cottin in a story about the misfortunes of an overwhelmed father raising his two boisterous daughters alone under the watchful eye of a social worker) and, last but not least, Night Song [+see also:
film profile] by Raphaël Nadjari (article), which will be released in French cinemas tomorrow.
(Translated from French)