Launched just over 50 years ago by Marin Karmitz
and now headed by his sons, Nathanael and Elisha, Paris-based MK2
films accomplished a double deed at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Not only does it have five movies playing in competition for the second consecutive year, it represents in international markets three of the four female-directed films competing, Mati Diop
,” Justine Triet
” and Celine Sciamma with “Portrait of a Young Lady on Fire.”
Aside from the competition, MK2 also has Monia Chokri
’s “A Brother’s Love” and Danielle Lessovitz
’s “Port Authority
” playing in Un Certain Regard.
Nathanael Karmitz and Juliette Schrameck
, the managing director of MK2, said the company was not following any quota or positive discrimination to ramp up their roster of female-directed films but were simply drawn to the originality and quality of the projects.
“Three of the four women directors in