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MK2 Launches Promising New Talents at Cannes (Exclusive)

MK2, the French film producer-distributor that has a record five films competing at Cannes Film Festival, is launching a raft of daring feature debuts from a predominantly female group of filmmakers.

Regrouped under the label Next, MK2 has boarded international sales on Elsa Amiel’s “Pearl,” Mati Diop’s “The Fire Next Time,” Amandine Gay’s “Speak Up,” Caroline Poggi and Jonathan Vinel’s “Jessica Forever” and Virgil Vernier’s “Sophia Antipolis,” among others. As previously announced, MK2 is also repping Danielle Lessovitz’s “Port Authority,” Mikhael Hers’ “Amanda” and Rohena Gera’s “Sir,” which is world premiering at Critics’ Week.

“Since MK2 was founded in 1974, it’s always been a home for auteurs, such as Jia Zhangke, Pawel Pawlikowski, Xavier Dolan, Stephane Brizé and Robert Guediguian, and we’ve always aimed at showcasing films with singular perspective on the world,” said CEO Nathanael Karmitz. “This year, we’re looking

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