Berlin: Kristen Stewart’s ‘Shopper’ Tops MK2 Sales Deals

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French mini-major MK2 has scored massive pre-sales across its slate, leading with Olivier Assayas’ “Personal Shopper,” starring Kristen Stewart; Stephane Brize’s “A Woman’s Life”; Serge Bozon’s “Mrs. Hyde,” with Isabelle Huppert and Gerard Depardieu; and Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon’s “Lost in Paris.”

Spearheaded by newly appointed head of sales, Fionnuala Jamison, MK2 has sold “Personal Shopper,” a Paris-set English-language ghost story taking place in the fashion world, to South Korea (Challan), the Searchers (Benelux), Switzerland (Filmcoopi), Singapore (Chaw), Middle East (Shooting Stars) and Hong Kong (Bravos). IFC has North American rights. Les Films du Losange will distribute in France.

The movie was produced by Charles Gillibert’s CG Cinema (“Mustang”). Pic has recently wrapped shooting.

“A Woman’s Life,” an adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s novel “Une vie,”  is Brize’s follow-up to Cannes’ competition player “The Measure of a Man.” Pic was bought for Latin America (CDI), South Korea (Green Narae), Switzerland (Xenix) and Benelux (O Brother). Diaphana will distribute in France.

Pic is a 19th century-set film starring Judith Chemla as a young aristocrat from the French provinces determine to experience life to the fullest in a story spanning 20 years. “A Woman’s Life” also stars Swann Arlaud, Jean Pierre Darroussin and Yolanda Moreau.

Meanwhile, “Lost in Paris,” a dramedy produced by CG Cinema, has been acquired for the U.S. (Oscilloscope), Sweden (Triart), the former Yougoslavia (MCF megacom), Turkey (Bir Films) and South Korea (Green Narae). In Benelux and France, the film will be released by Cineart and Potemkine, respectively.

In Berlin, MK2 is also selling Elsa Amiel’s “P.E.A.R.L.,” among other films.

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  1. Daisy Duck says:

    The only thing that happened with American Ultra is when they released it and that they only released it in a few theaters. I can’t wait to buy it. The representatives who released this movie sure don’t try very hard. you would think they don’t want her movies to succeed. They are the same ones to have the American market for Personnel shopper. Hope they do a better job.

  2. lulu says:

    Congrats Kristen! This girl is on fire. Interesting work. Love it. Can’t wait to see ‘Equals’ too.

  3. Sam says:

    Congratulations to MK2. They continue to set the bar high producing quality movies of beautiful and unique stories. Hopefully, all of these movies will eventually find their niche in the Americsn market. Looking forward to Personal Shopper.

  4. delilah says:

    oh reaaaaaaally “hope” you are a stupid troll that wait everyyyyyyyyy single day for kristen’s notice and over and over show hate on kristen you only interesting is say the same shit in every blog GET A LIFE!!!!! and don’t sufer for kris sucessfull because she’s a star won reconized with her movies camp x ray, still alice , clouds sils maria,in to the wild, the runaways etc,etc keeping trying she always win. BTW THIS INSULT:”ONE EXPRESSION” IS SO 2009 , dedicate your time to looser fav (yes we know who is) needed sooooooo muchhhhhh

  5. Kristen Stewart continues to take demanding and interesting roles in projects off the mainstream that showcase her diverse and impressive skills as an actress. I admire her courage to take on challenging roles rather than reach for the gold ring of Hollywood’s commercial popularity.

    • Hope says:

      Srsly? What do you think American Ultra was if not a reach for the gold ring of Hollywood’s commercial popularity? They had even been talking about making it into a franchise before it was as critical and box office failure.

      She reaches harder than anyone, with her full time PR team, constantly planting stories about how she’s the greatest actress in the world. Too bad she still only has one expression and can’t create a character to save her life. She plays herself in every role, it’s not even acting. She blinks, fidgets, plays with her hair, and exhales before saying a line of dialog in every single film. That’s not acting, that’s just being herself.

      The take away from this story is that IFC has the NA rights, which means her PR team can try and shove her down everyone’s throats again next year, but IFC won’t mount an Oscar campaign, so she can kiss that desperate attempt for validation goodbye yet again.

      • Bobby says:

        Hopeless are you still make idiot comments to all Kristen article on twitter and bloggers…honey take your medicine and dreams your idol and his porn gf at their wed at porn bar, sweet dreams rObsessed!!!

      • P.S.: If you are going to make wildly outlandish accusations rather than rely on documented fact, I suggest you offer proof of what you are saying.

      • I think that first word is meant to be seriously. Since you are obviously someone who hasn’t seen most of her work and is relying on the old internet fallacy, long proven to have no validity, though a tiny minority try in vain to keep alive concerning her lack of acting skills, it is impossible to give your comment any credibility. Yes, American Ultra was a commercial film (one out of the last 7 she has made) that she chose because she liked the director and wanted to work with Eisenberg again. You should research things before you post comments that expose how clueless you are on the subject. Stewart has received critical accolades for many of her roles including Welcome To The Rileys, The Runaways, On the Road, Into the Wild, Camp X-Ray, Adventureland, Still Alice, The Cake Eaters, Anethesia, Equals and The Clouds of Sils Maria, for which she won the french equivalent to the Oscar. These accolades come from sources far more knowledgeable on what constitutes quality acting.

    • Kt. says:

      She’s as good as any top auteur’s muse, since the heyday of Huppert-Adjani-Binoche.

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