MK2 has announced pick-ups of Yorgos Lanthimos’ Dogtooth and Felix van Groeningen’s The Misfortunates.
The former title has been selected for a berth in Un Certain Regard at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, while The Misfortunates will appear as part of the Directors’ Fortnight sidebar.
MK2 is also handling international sales on Critics’ Week opening film Rien De Personnel (Nothing Personal) by Mathias Gokalp.
Hailing from Greece’s Lanthimos, Dogtooth is a drama from Boo Productions. The film focuses on three siblings who are cut off from the outside world and forced to play games according to rules created by their overprotective parents. Stars include Anna Kalaitzidou, Mary Tsoni and Michelle Valley.
Meanwhile, The Misfortunates, from Belgian director van Groeningen, is a coming of age story with a comic spin. The film is produced by Dirk Impens and was adapted from the novel by Dimitri Verhulst. Stars include Johan Heldenbergh, Koen de Graeve and Valentijn Dhaenens.
Rien De Personnel is a first-time feature and stars Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Denis Podalydes and Zabou Breitman. Rezo is releasing in France.