Magazine article Screen International

MK2 Has Busy Sales for Cannes Slate

Magazine article Screen International

MK2 Has Busy Sales for Cannes Slate

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Top titles include Like Someone in Love, Laurence Anyways and On The Road.

MK2 has reported a slew of fresh sales on its Cannes 2012 slate.

The Paris-based mini-major had productions in Official Selection this year in the shape of competition titles Like Someone in Love and On the Road and UCR selection Laurence Anyways.

During Cannes, Iranian Abbas Kiarostami's Japan-set Like Someone in Love sold to the UK (New Wave), Italy (Lucky Red), Taiwan (Filmware) and Hong Kong (Edko).

Sundance Selects also announced over the weekend that it had bought US rights.

Prior to the festival, sales included to Benelux (Wild Bunch), Korea (Sponge), Switzerland (Praesens), Austria (Thimfilms), Brazil (Imovision), Greece (Feelgood), Portugal (Midas) and Yugoslavia (MCF Megacom).

Xavier Dolan's Laurence Anyway, produced by Canadian Lyla Films with MK2 as a co-producer, was picked up for Spain (Avalon), UK (Réseau), Portugal (Alambique), Poland (Spectator) and Hong Kong (Edko).

Prior to the market the film had sold to PFN for German-speaking Europe, Leopart for Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltic States as well as to Benelux (ABC Cinemien), Taiwan (Filmware), Greece (Videorama), Sweden (Folkets Bio) and Israel (Orlando). …

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