MK2 will produce the next effort from French director Olivier Assayas, Springtime Past. The $6m (Euros 4.5m) drama will star Juliette Binoche, Charles Berling and Jeremie Renier and will be ready for Berlin. Assayas is in competition at Cannes this year with Boarding Gate.

Presales on Springtime Past will start at Cannes while the shoot will begin in late May. The story revolves around the family of a famous painter and the struggle to deal with his legacy after he dies.

MK2 is ramping up its production schedule with company head Nathanael Karmitz saying the company will look to produce 6-8 films a year on budgets up to Euros 20mnwhile having 12-18 films on its sales slate.

At Cannes, MK2 is representing its Gus Van Sant competition entry Paranoid Park alongside Danielle Arbid's A Lost Man and Garage by Lenny Abrahamson in the Fortnight.

In the market, MK2 will put forth 24 Measures by Jalil Lespert and starring Benoit Magimel; Rumba a comedy by Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy which starts shooting in July; drama Zion And His Brother by Eran Merav also shooting in July and Cathars with Daniel Bruhl and Benoit Magimel. The adventure film is directed by Jean-Pierre Denis.