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Key Players in the Cannes Market: Mk2

Infusing last year’s Cannes with such unique films as Greece’s Dogtooth, Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno and the biking in the birthday suit comedy The Misfortunates, the all encompassing heavyweight French unit MK2 is on one of those odd winning streaks – managing to find/rep films that are celebrated at not only the major heavyweight film fests, but the “second tier” noteworthy fests as well – such as the Rotterdams and the Locarnos of this world we brought about Alamar (To the Sea) and Nothing Personal.

Infusing last year’s Cannes with such unique films as Greece’s Dogtooth, Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno and the biking in the birthday suit comedy The Misfortunates, the all encompassing heavyweight French unit MK2 is on one of those odd winning streaks – managing to find/rep films that are celebrated at not only the major heavyweight film fests, but the “second tier” noteworthy fests as well – such as the Rotterdams and the Locarnos of this world we brought about Alamar (To the Sea) and Nothing Personal. This year they present films from distinguished auteurs in Kiarostami (see Binoche in still above) and Zhang-ke, but anyone who follows the site knows how much we look forward in seeing Abdellatif Kechiche’s next feature – headed to and to be celebrated in, Venice. P.S: MK2 reps can invite me to see the first images of the biopic set way before our time.

BLACK VENUS (VENUS NOIRE) by Abdellatif KECHICHE – Post-Production
CERTIFIED COPY (COPIE CONFORME) by Abbas KIAROSTAMI – Completed
I WISH I KNEW by Jia ZHANG-KE – Completed
TO THE SEA (ALAMAR) by Pedro GONZÁLEZ-RUBIO – Completed
WHITE AS SNOW (BLANC COMME NEIGE) by Christophe BLANC – Completed
GOING SOUTH (PLEIN SUD) by Sébastien LIFSHITZ – Completed
HOLIDAY by Guillaume NICLOUX – Post-Production
LA BOCCA DEL LUPO by Pietro MARCELLO – Completed
LOS PASOS DOBLES by Isak LACUESTA – Production
PERSECUTION by Patrice CHÉREAU – Completed
ROCKSTEADY – THE ROOTS OF REGGAE by Stascha BADER – Completed
SNOW WHITE by Angelin PRELJOCAJ – Completed
STRETCH by Charles DE MEAUX – Post-Production
THE DAY GOD WALKED AWAY (LE JOUR OU DIEU EST PARTI EN VOYAGE) by Philippe VAN LEEUW – Completed
THE FAIRY (LA FEE) by Bruno ROMY – Pre-Production
THE THORN IN THE HEART (L’EPINE DANS LE COEUR) by Michel GONDRY – Completed
TURN IT LOOSE by Alastair SIDDONS – Completed
ZINGARO REVISITED by Bartabas – Post-Production

DOGTOOTH (KYNODONTAS) by Yorgos LANTHIMOS – Completed
HACKONOMICS by Etienne ROUILLON – Development
HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT’S INFERNO (L’ENFER D’HENRI GEORGES CLOUZOT) by Serge BROMBERG – Completed
NOTHING PERSONAL (RIEN DE PERSONNEL) by Mathias GOKALP – Completed
THE ANSWER MAN by John HINDMAN – Completed
THE MISFORTUNATES (DE HELAASHEID DER DINGE) by Felix VAN GROENINGEN – Completed

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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