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Juliette Schrameck leaves mk2 Films

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- The managing director of the French group will begin her solo career in international production in a few months

Juliette Schrameck leaves mk2 Films
Juliette Schrameck

After 13 years at mk2 Films, first as head of international sales, then as managing director since 2015, Juliette Schrameck today leaves the French group presided by Nathanaël Karmitz, and has announced her plan of launching a solo career in international production in a few months, with projects similar to the ones she developed and accompanied during her years at mk2.

For the record, mk2 Films was selling five films from the Cannes 2018 competition, including two co-productions — Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War [+see also:
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Q&A: Pawel Pawlikowski
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and Jia Zhang-ke’s Ash Is Purest White [+see also:
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— as well as Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Asako I & II [+see also:
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, Stéphane Brizé’s At War [+see also:
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interview: Stéphane Brizé
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, and Christophe Honoré’s Sorry Angel [+see also:
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Q&A: Christophe Honoré
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. On this occasion, Cineuropa had met up with Juliette Schrameck (read the interview). Last year, four feature films on the mk2 Films line-up were competing for the Palme D’Or, with the Grand Prix going to Mati Diop’s Atlantics [+see also:
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interview: Mati Diop
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]
, the Best Screenplay award to Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire [+see also:
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interview: Céline Sciamma
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, and the well-received participation of Justine Triet’s Sibyl [+see also:
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interview: Justine Triet
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]
and Corneliu Porumboiu’s The Whistlers [+see also:
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interview: Corneliu Porumboiu
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]
. At the 2019 Venice Film Festival, mk2 Films was selling Robert Guédiguian’s Gloria Mundi [+see also:
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interview: Robert Guédiguian
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]
(in competition) and Manele Labidi’s Arab Blues [+see also:
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interview: Manele Labidi
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]
(in Giornate degli Autori).

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At mk2 Films, Fionnuala Jamison remains in charge of international sales. Standing out from the line-up is The Worst Person in the World from Norwegian director Joachim Trier (co-produit by Arte France cinéma – read the news) which will begin filming once the health crisis is over. In Berlin last February were showcased three excellent documentaries (Golda Maria [+see also:
film review
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interview: Patrick Sobelman and Hugo S…
film profile
]
by Patrick et Hugo Sobelman, Little Girl [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Sébastien Lifshitz
film profile
]
by Sébastien Lifshitz and Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue by Jia Zhang-ke). In post-production are the documentary Le Cerveau from Swiss filmmaker Jean-Stéphane Bron, the Israeli / Italian feature film Here We Are by Nir Bergman, The Big Hit from French director Emmanuel Courcol and The Love Letter from French director Jérôme Bonnell. Worth noting too is the hybrid British-French-German film A Winter’s Journey by Alex Helfrecht, which will mix live action with CGI effects (with Mac Guff handling both rotoscopy and animation) and hand painted backgrounds (by the Polish artists of BreakThru Films), and whose making is currently in stand-by.

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(Translated from French)

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