31 Mar 2017
mk2 films makes first foray into television fiction with MIPTV launch of PINK FLAMINGO [in English]
“We are thrilled to be making our first foray into television fiction with a series of this caliber, and one that also fits perfectly with our lineup of films, and most notably those of Xavier Dolan. We we’re immediately seduced by writers Raphaëlle Roudaut and Virginie Sauveur’s delicate and tactful approach to this very modern subject and how they combined it with a suspenseful family drama with the kinds of twists and turns and excellent characters necessary to make a successful series”, says Juliette Schrameck, Managing Director at mk2 films.
Following his father’s sudden disappearance, 30-year-old Jules Rivière returns to his native South Western France after 12 years of exile in Canada. But Jules’ sudden return upsets the already fragile family balance, as he was previously a young woman who went by the name of Julie before leaving home and beginning a gender transformation abroad.
Strangely enough, Jules seems to know more than anyone about his father’s disappearance. And what happened exactly to make Julie Rivière change genders? Then, as Jules struggles to find his father and obtain a valid passport specifying his new sexual identity, he learns that he is pregnant.
Produced by Jan Vasak for Day For Night Productions (Jan Vasak, Virginie Sauveur & Alexandre Charlet) and coproduced by Arte France and Lena Karbe Tellux Films
Written by Raphaëlle Roudaut and Virginie Sauveur
Script supervisor: Matthieu Bernard
Directed by Virginie Sauveur (season 4 of Canal+ series ‘Spiral’)