19 feb 2021 mk2 films acquires world sales rights for Berlinale Forum title ‘From Where They Stood’

Paris-based company mk2 films has acquired world sales rights for French director Christophe Cognet’s documentary From Where They Stood ahead of its world premiere in the Berlinale’s Forum strand.

It is one of 17 features selected for the Forum line-up which has been slimmed down this year to half its normal size as part of the Berlinale’s compact two-part 2021 edition, which kicks off with an industry-focused online-only event from March 1-5.

The work takes its cue from a collection of some 80 photos shot clandestinely by prisoners held in World War Two Nazi concentration camps, including Buchenwald, Dachau, Ravensbrück and Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Cognet retraces the paths of the men and women who courageously took the photos to reveal the circumstances and stories behind the images.

The work grew out of research Cognet did for his 2013 documentary Because I Was A Painter, Art That Survived The Nazi Camps, about the creation of art in the camps.

It is lead produced by the Bordeaux-based documentary collective L’Atelier Documentaire.

18 jun 2021

MK2 Films Boards Musical Film ‘Don Juan’ With Tahar Rahim, Virginie Efira

MK2 Films has acquired worldwide sales rights to “Don Juan,” Serge Bozon’s musical...

08 jun 2021

2 films at Directors’ Fortnight!

mk2 films is thrilled to be representing 2 films at Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes this year: A CHIARA by Jonas Carpignano...

03 jun 2021

mk2 films boards Andrea Arnold’s Cannes-bound feature COW for International Sales

US sales rep Submarine Entertainment will be handling N. America and mk2 films...

03 jun 2021

4 FILMS IN OFFICIAL SELECTION AT CANNES 2021!

We are thrilled to present four films in Cannes Official Selection 2021:   THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD by Joachim...