Atiq Rahimi’s Nocturne Afghan (working title) and Stéphane Brizé’s A Simple Man to both shoot this winter.

MK2 has announced that new films from Atiq Rahimi and Stéphane Brizé will shoot this winter.

Nocturne Afghan (working title) is the third feature from Rahimi, following The Patience Stone and Earth and Ashes. It will begin shooting in January 2015 in Paris and is produced by Marin, Elisha and Nathanaël Karmitz for MK Productions. MK2 handles all rights.

The film follows a young Afghan who, after his friend leaves for London without a trace, finds himself rushing around Paris to find the money needed to pay the smuggler who is bringing his younger brother into the city.

Having won the César for Best Screenplay for Mademoiselle Chambon, Stéphane Brizé will shoot his sixth feature A Simple Man in the outskirts of Paris this month.

Starring Vincent Lindon, the film is produced by Christophe Rossignon and Philip Boeffard for Nord-Ouest Films and MK2 will represent the film internationally. It centres on a new security guard at a supermarket who faces a moral dilemma when he is asked to spy on his colleagues.