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).
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Xavier Dolan’s Laurence Anyways, produced by Canadian Lyla Films with MK2 as a co-producer, was picked up for Spain (Avalon), UK (Network), Portugal (Alambique), Poland (Spectator) and Hong Kong (Edko).
Prior to the market the film had sold to NFP for German-speaking Europe, Leopart for Central and Baltic States as well as to Benelux (ABC Cinemien), Taiwan (Filmware), Greece (Videorama), Sweden (Folkets Bio) and Israel (Orlando).
Crazy Horse Paris – Feu par Louboutin — a 3D picture capturing shoe designer Christian Louboutin’s show at Paris’ world famous Crazy Horse cabaret club — was also popular with buyers, selling to Japan (Gaga), Hong Kong (Edko and German-speaking Europe (Polyband). A number of other territories are also under negotiation.
Walter Salles’ On the Road, which was first launched on the market in 2011, also closed its remaining big territories, selling to Spain (Wanda Films), Hong Kong (Edko) and Taiwan (Catchplay). Deals to the ex-USSR, Baltic States, Israel and Portugal are also in the works.
The new distributors bring the total number of territories sold to more than 50. Just prior to Cannes, AMC Network picked up the film for the US where it will be distributed by the network’s IFC and Sundance Selects labels. Other territories include UK (Icon/Lionsgate), Canada (Alliance), Latin America (Playarte), Scandinavia (Noble) and Benelux (Cinéart).
MK2 noted that most distributors were planning to release On the Road during the last quarter of 2012.
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