Global Curated Film Streaming Service MUBI Acquires All Rights For Céline Sciamma’s PETITE MAMAN For UK, Ireland And Turkey
MUBI, the theatrical distributor and global curated film streaming service has acquired all rights for Céline Sciamma’s Petite Maman for the UK, Ireland and Turkey.
Written and directed by Céline Sciamma, Petite Maman was shot by Cinematographer Claire Mathon, Sciamma’s frequent collaborator, and produced by Bénédicte Couvreur of Lilies Films. The film’s cast includes Gabrielle Sanz, Joséphine Sanz, Nina Meurisse, Margot Abascal, and Stéphane Varupenne. mk2 is handling international sales.
Petite Maman folllows Céline Sciamma’s acclaimed Portrait of a Lady on Fire, which after premiering in competition at the Cannes Film Festival 2019 and winning Best Screenplay and the Queer Palm, saw widespread critical acclaim, recieving numerous awards and nominations worldwide, including the César Award for Best Cinematography.
Her latest film, Petite Maman, tells the story of 8-year-old Nelly who has just lost her beloved grandmother and is helping her parents clean out her mother’s childhood home. She explores the house and the surrounding woods where her mother, Marion, used to play and built the treehouse she’s heard so much about. One day her mother abruptly leaves and Nelly meets a girl her own age, named Marion, in the woods building a treehouse.
Upcoming theatrical releases for MUBI in the UK and Ireland include the critically acclaimed BAFTA frontrunner Limbo, Michel Franco’s New Order, which is BAFTA longlisted for Best Film Not in English Language, Ninja Thyberg’s Sundance hit Pleasure and First Cow from Kelly Reichardt, which MUBI holds all rights for internationally (excluding North America and China). Previous theatrical releases have included Bacurau from Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles, Kantemir Balagov’s Beanpole, and Border from Ali Abbasi.
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Every year, mk2 films co-produces, sells and distributes a dozen new films by established or promising directors such as Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Atlantics, Cold War and Ash is Purest White.
mk2 films distributes a unique library of 800 films in France and around the world, including both fictions and documentaries. A rich collection which includes films from Charles Chaplin, François Truffaut, Abbas Kiarostami, Agnès Varda, Jacques Demy, Claude Chabrol, Alain Resnais, Krzysztof Kieślowski, David Lynch, Michael Haneke, Gus Van Sant, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Olivier Assayas - to name but a few…
The whole film collection also counts some of the major films of the history of cinema and a large number of classic films restored in 2K and 4K: from the very pioneers of the industry, such as D.W. Griffith and Alice Guy-Blaché, to Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy, Buster Keaton and up to today’s most acclaimed directors such as Jia Zhang-Ke, Joachim Trier, Céline Sciamma, Xavier Dolan and Mati Diop.
At the 2021 Berlin EFM, mk2 films’ lineup also notably includes Céline Sciamma’s Petite Maman (Berlinale Competition), Joachim Trier’s The Worst Person In The World, Jonas Carpignano’s A Chiara, and Fernando León de Aranoa’s The Good Boss, starring Javier Bardem.