MK2 has picked up international sales rights to two Cannes players: South African helmer Oliver Hermanus’ “Beauty” and Gallic director Christian Rouaud’s documentary “Leader-Sheep.”
“Beauty,” which will bow in Un Certain Regard, centers on a mid-40s Afrikaans-speaking family man whose seemingly perfect life unravels after he meets a handsome younger man.
Pic is Hermanus’ follow-up to feature debut, “Shirley Adams.”
Special screening docu “Leader-Sheep” (Tous au Larzac) turns on two farmers from the French village of Larzac, which is considered the birthplace of the anti-globalism movement.
MK2 also recently acquired Cannes Classics’ biopic “The Look,” an intimate portrait of Charlotte Rampling directed by Angelina Maccarone. The docu is produced by Les Films d’Ici and German’s Prounen Film.
Paris-based MK2 is also a producer on Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight opener “The Fairy,” a contempo fairy tale helmed by Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel and Bruno Romy.
MK2 will represent the pic in international markets and distribute it in Gaul.