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.