COMPILER AND CREATOR OF CINEMA TALES
From the cinema to the cinemagoer, mk2’s work as a publisher is to pass on our cinematographic heritage and give everyone the tools that they need to understand and appropriate films. In its DVD collection and free monthly magazine, mk2 éditions puts films into perspective and explores the wider context to enrich the viewer’s experience.
mk2 is raising awareness of our cinematographic heritage, which is similar to what a publishing company does with books. mk2 éditions is striving to form a library with the aim of preserving and passing on films. The work on DVDs seeks to situate every film in the history of cinema, either by compiling existing materials or producing new ones. With directors offering insights into their films and producing supplements that present their views on cinema, mk2 makes the content the primary focus of its DVDs.
THE MAGAZINE TROISCOULEURS
TROISCOULEURS is a free monthly magazine founded in 2002, of which 120,000 copies are distributed in Paris, mk2 cinemas and numerous cultural and entertainment venues (museums, theatres, cafés and restaurants, etc.). Published by mk2, it is a cultural magazine accessible to all audiences and the leader of the parisian free press. Its 28×17 centimeters format makes it easily identifiable and perfect for reading in a cinema or carrying it everywhere.
TROIS COULEURS’ displays a challenging editorial policy and puts down roots in a cultural, creative and socially-comitted landscape. Its name refers to Krzysztof Kieślowski’s trilogy Three Colours and its visual identity has been redesigned in 2016 by the creative pair KELH x Julien Pham with the aim of offering a lively colourful reading experience.
The magazine structures itself in five parts : “Popcorn – Snacking on cinema infos” (very serious topical issues with an off-the-wall tone), “Zoom Zoom – Focusing on the films of the month”, “Bobines – off the reel” (portraits, interviews, reports, portfolios), “Off – this isn’t about cinema” (the cultural must-sees) and “Coul’kids – TROISCOULEURS for budding cinemagoers”.
Thanks to the work of an independant editorial board, TROICOULEURS broadens its readers’ point of view and allows mk2 to forge links before and after screening with its cinemagoers.
The successor to LMK Images, an audiovisual production company founded with Le Monde newspaper in 1988, mk2 tv has been producing television documentaries since 1998. After the LMK years, mk2 tv made its name covering prestigious cultural events, such as Angelin Preljocaj’s contemporary dance Blanche Neige [Snow White], and producing profiles (Erri De Luca, Raymond Depardon), reports (‘Elf, les chasses au trésor’ [treasure hunting]), travel programmes (Burma), series (‘Permis de penser’ presented by Laure Adler) and thought-provoking current affairs with, for example, Jean-Michel Meurice’s revealing investigation ‘Série noire au Crédit Lyonnais’, which was shown in primetime on Arte.
In 2011, mk2 tv produced the documentary Pirat@ge for France 4, which was directed by Etienne Rouillon and Sylvain Bergère and featured members of WikiLeaks, hackers in the Berlin-based Chaos Computer Club and the earliest activists in the US. Today, mk2 produces ‘Les Escapades de Petitrenaud’ [Petitrenaud’s getaway] for France 5, a weekly cookery programme shown on Sundays. In 2016, mk2 tv produced ‘Chaplin/Keaton : le clochard milliardaire et le funambule déchu’ [Chaplin/Keaton the billionaire hobo and the fallen funambulist] for the France 5 programme Duels.