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Venice and Toronto on the horizon for MK2

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- Standing tall on the firm’s line-up are Robert Guédiguian’s The House by the Sea in the running for the Golden Lion, plus movies by Sara Forestier, Joan Chemla and Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Venice and Toronto on the horizon for MK2
The House by the Sea by Robert Guédiguian

Hot on the heels of the Best Actress Award that Isabelle Huppert picked up at Locarno for her performance in Serge Bozon’s Mrs. Hyde [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Serge Bozon
film profile
]
 (which will continue its festival run in New York this autumn), the international sales team at MK2 Films, managed by Juliette Schrameck and headed up by Fionnuala Jamison, is gearing up for action at the 74th Venice Film Festival (30 August-9 September) and the 42nd Toronto Film Festival (7-17 September), with the company set to showcase some real gems. 

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Standing out among them is The House by the Sea [+see also:
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interview: Robert Guédiguian
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]
 by Robert Guédiguian, who will be in the running for the Golden Lion for the first time in his career, which has been marked by visits to the competition at Cannes (in 2002 with Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers), where he has presented a total of seven movies (including Marius and Jeannette and The Snows of Kilimanjaro [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Robert Guédiguian
interview: Robert Guédiguian
film profile
]
 in Un Certain Regard in 1997 and 2011, and Army of Crime [+see also:
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 out of competition in 2009), Berlin (The Walker of the Champ de Mars in 2005 and Lady Jane [+see also:
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 in 2008) and San Sebastián (My Father Is an Engineer in 2004 and Where the Heart Is in 1998, winning a Special Jury Prize to boot). The House by the Sea, the 20th feature by Guédiguian, who co-wrote the screenplay with Serge Valletti, boasts a cast including Ariane AscarideJean-Pierre DarroussinGérard MeylanJacques BoudetAnaïs DemoustierRobinson StéveninYann Trégouët, Genevièvre Mnich and Fred Ulysse. Produced by the director himself and by Marc Bordure for Agat Films, the feature will be distributed in French theatres by Diaphana from 29 November. 

MK2 is also selling another title that is set to be world-premiered on the Lido: M [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Sara Forestier
film profile
]
 by Sara Forestier. The feature-length directorial debut by the actress (who wrote the screenplay and who also toplines the cast, flanked by such names as Redouanne HarjaneJean-Pierre Léaud and Liv Andren) will be unveiled in the Giornate degli Autori. Produced by Hugo Sélignac for Chi-Fou-Mi, the film will be distributed in France from 29 November by Ad Vitam.

Immediately after Venice, the MK2 sales team will be jetting off to Toronto, where it will be pinning its hopes on If You Saw His Heart [+see also:
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trailer
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]
 by Joan Chemla (starring Gael García BernalMarine Vacth, Karim Leklou and Nahuel Pérez Biscayart in the lead roles – produced by Pierre Guyard for Nord-Ouest Films and set to be distributed in France by Diaphana), which has been selected for the competitive Platform programme, and Une saison en France [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
film profile
]
 by Chadian director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (starring Eriq Ebouaney, Sandrine Bonnaire and Bibi Tanga; produced by Florence Stern for Pili Films and due to be released in France by Ad Vitam), which will be having its world premiere in the Special Presentations section.

Among the other titles being sold by MK2, we should point out the upcoming films by China’s Jia Zhangke (Money & Love), Poland’s Pawel Pawlikovski (Cold War – see the article – sales shared with Protagonist Pictures), France’s Pierre Salvadori (The Trouble With You – see the article) and young Italian filmmaker Fulvio Risuleo (Look Up), as well as a number of movies revealed at Cannes back in May (Radiance [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
by Japan’s Naomi KawaseApril’s Daughter by Mexican director Michel Franco and the French-German-Algerian co-production Until the Birds Return [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Karim Moussaoui
film profile
]
 by Karim Moussaoui).

(Translated from French)

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