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CANNES 2022 Marché du Film

Mother and Son spearheads mk2 Films in Cannes

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- The French seller bets on Léonor Serraille in competition, Serge Bozon at Cannes Première, Marie Kreutzer and Davy Chou at Un Certain Regard, Emmanuelle Nicot and Clément Cogitore in Critics’ Week

Mother and Son spearheads mk2 Films in Cannes
Mother and Son by Léonor Serraille

On the heels of a very successful Berlinale (with sales of, among others, the Golden Bear Alcarràs [+see also:
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interview: Carla Simón
interview: Giovanni Pompili
film profile
]
by Spanish director Carla Simón and the French competitor The Passengers of the Night [+see also:
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interview: Mikhaël Hers
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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 programmes on the Croisette.

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Headlining is Léonor Serraille's Mother and Son [+see also:
film review
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interview: Léonor Serraille
film profile
]
, a Blue Monday production that is the young French filmmaker's second feature after Montparnasse Bienvenüe [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Léonor Serraille
film profile
]
, Caméra d'Or in Cannes in 2017.

mk2 Films is selling three other titles in the Official Selection: Serge Bozon's Don Juan [+see also:
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interview: Serge Bozon
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]
(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 [+see also:
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interview: Marie Kreutzer
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by Austrian Marie Kreutzer (starring Vicky Krieps) and Davy Chou's Return to Seoul [+see also:
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interview: Davy Chou
film profile
]
(a co-production involving France, Belgium and Germany).

The line-up also includes two feature films selected for Critics' Week: Love according to Dalva [+see also:
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interview: Emmanuelle Nicot
interview: Emmanuelle Nicot, Julie Esp…
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 by Belgian director Emmanuelle Nicot (article) in competition and Sons of Ramses [+see also:
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interview: Clément Cogitore
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]
by French director Clément Cogitore 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 [+see also:
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by Japanese filmmaker Koji Fukada, Normal by Frenchman Olivier Babinet (article), For My Country by his compatriot Rachid Hami 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 Amar, and four upcoming animated titles: Mars Express by Jérémie Périn and, in pre-production, The Inventor by Jim Capobianco, Outfoxed! by Paul Bolger, and 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.

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(Translated from French)

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