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MK2 Acquires Gael Garcia Bernal Starrer ‘Heart,’ Koji Fukada’s ‘Harmonium’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Paris-based MK2 has scooped international sales rights to Joan Chemla’s feature debut, “If You Saw His Heart,” with Gael Garcia Bernal and Marine Vacth, as well as Koji Fukada’s Japanese drama “Harmonium.”

Based on Cuban novelist Guillermo Rosales’ “Boarding Home,” “Heart” is a film noir set in the Gypsy community in Marseille. Garcia Bernal (pictured above) stars as a man who is excluded from his community after the death of his best friend and drifts into crime. His life lightens up when he meets Francine (Vacth).

“Heart” is produced by Pierre Guyard for Nord-Ouest Films. Guyard, who was named a Producer on the Move at this year’s Cannes film market, made his debut with Thomas Cailley’s 2014 romantic comedy “Love at First Fight,” which won the top prize of Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight and three Cesar awards.

Described by Guyard as a hypnotic film in the spirit of Takeshi Kitano or James Gray, “Heart” will start lensing in February. Diaphana will handle French distribution.

“Harmonium,” Japanese director Koji Fukada’s sixth feature, tells the story of Toshio, the owner of a small workshop in a country village in Japan. Pic, which has just started shooting, stars Kanji Furutachi (“Hospitalite”) and Tadanobu Asano (“Journey to the Shore”).

At the AFM, MK2 is selling Olivier Assayas’ “Personal Shopper” with Kristen Stewart, and “A Woman’s Life,” an adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s novel, among other projects.

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