12 May 2017
Cannes: three films of the mk2 line-up in the official selection [in English]
Naomi Kawase’s Radiance – Official Selection in Competition
mk2 films handle World rights of Radiance, which is the third collaboration between mk2 films and the japanese director, after Still the Water (2014) and An (2015).
Synopsis : Misako is a passionate writer of film versions for the visually impaired. At a screening, she meets Nakamori, an older photographer who is slowly losing his eyesight. Misako soon discovers Nakamori’s photographs, who will strangely bring her back to her past. Together, they will learn to see the radiant world that was invisible to her eyes.
Coproduced by Comme des Cinémas (French coproducers of Cannes entries An and Still the Water by Naomi Kawase)
Distribution France : Haut et Court
Karim Moussaoui’s Until The Birds Return (aka The Nature Of Time) – Official Selection Un Certain Regard
mk2 films handle World rights of Until the Birds Return, which is the first film of the algerian director.
Synopsis : Algeria today. Past and present collide in the lives of a newly wealthy property developer, a young woman torn between the path of reason and sentiment and an ambitious neurologist impeded by wartime wrongdoings. Three stories that plunge us into the human soul of a contemporary Arab society.
Production : Les Films Pelléas.
Distribution France : Ad Vitam.
Michel Franco’s April’s Daughter
mk2 films handle World rights of April’s Daughter, which is its first collaboration with the mexican director.
The film follows Clara, 17 years old, who’s trying to hide her pregnancy from her mother (Emma Suárez, previously seen in Pedro Almodóvar’s Julieta).
Copyright image : Vers la lumière (Hikari), de Naomi Kawase, copyright Haut et Court