Magazine article Screen International

MK2 Films Launches Naomi Kawase's 'Radiance'

Magazine article Screen International

MK2 Films Launches Naomi Kawase's 'Radiance'

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French outfit MK2 Films is reuniting with Japanese director Naomi Kawase [pictured] to sell her upcoming feature Radiance ahead of its shoot this October.

The picture, budgeted at $2.3m (euro2m), revolves around Misako, a passionate writer of film voiceovers for the visually impaired. At a film screening, she meets Masaya, an older photographer who is slowly losing his eyesight. His work provokes memories of her past. Together, they learn to see the radiant world that was previously invisible to her eyes.

Prolific Japanese actor Masatoshi Nagase, who played the baker Sentaro opposite veteran actress Kirin Kiki as the elderly pastry chef Tokue in An, and also appears in Jim Jarmusch's 2016 Cannes competition title Paterson, has signed for the role of Masaya. The role of Misako has yet to be cast.

Paris-based MK2 Films is launching sales at Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 8-18). …

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