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TIFF ISA of the Day MK2

TIFF ISA of the Day MK2

Coverage of International Sales Agents (ISAs) has resumed for the Toronto International Film Festival. This segment covers inspirational companies that have officially selected films in the festival. SydneysBuzz features ISAs, as they play an instrumental and necessary role in helping filmmakers to share their visions and voices with the world.
Paris based sales agent MK2 has the following films premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival this year:
Still The Water, by Naomi KAWASE
Cast: Nijiro Murakami, Jun Yoshinaga, Tetta Sugimoto, Miyuki Matsuda, Fujio Tokita, Drama – 116 min – Japan/France – 2014 – Japanese
On the subtropical Japanese island of Amami, traditions about nature remain eternal. During the full–moon night of traditional dances in August, 14–year–old Kaito discovers a dead body floating in the sea. His girlfriend Kyoko will attempt to help him understand this mysterious discovery. Together, Kaito and Kyoko will learn to become adults by experiencing the interwoven cycles of life, death and love.
From the award–winning director of “The Mourning Forest” (Grand Prix, Cannes Film Festival 2007) and “Suzaku” (Camera d’Or, Cannes Film Festival 1997).
Clouds Of Sils Maria, by Olivier ASSAYAS 
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lars Eidinger, Johnny Flynn, Brady Corbet
Drama – 123 min – France/Germany/Switzerland – 2014 – English
At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago. But back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young girl who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena.
She departs with her assistant (Kristen Stewart) to rehearse in Sils Maria; a remote region of the Alps. A young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Chloë Grace Moretz) is to take on the role of Sigrid, and Maria finds herself on the other side of the mirror, face to face with an ambiguously charming woman who is, in essence, an unsettling reflection of herself.
More about MK2:
MK2 is the first independent group of the French cinema industry (production, international distribution, exhibition, DVD publishing).
More than 400 titles make up the MK2 library, which includes famous titles by international directors like David Lynch, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Michael Haneke or Abbas Kiarostami as well as films by the best French authors: Claude Chabrol, Alain Resnais, François Truffaut, Jacques Doillon. MK2 also handles the rights of recent films by famous talents (Gus Van Sant) or emerging directors such as Xavier Dolan and Gela Babluani. In addition to that, MK2 restores in HD whole collections of classic films (Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton , Stan Laurel, H. Lloyd).

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