Buyers Flock to Leonor Serraille’s Competition Film ‘Mother and Son’


MK2 Movies has locked major territory bargains on Leonor Serraille’s drama “Mother and Son” which entire world premiered in opposition at the Cannes Movie Festival and garnered robust opinions.

“Mother and Son” charts the life of a younger African woman, Rose, and two of her four youngsters, Jean and Ernest, who occur to France from the Ivory Coastline in the 1980s with high beliefs. Juggling her parenting tasks and small-having to pay jobs, Rose however aspires to locate accurate enjoy and to fulfill her individual desires, but she finally struggles to arrive at a balance concerning her roles as a mom and a female. Jean and Ernest, meanwhile, will just take unique paths to fitting into French society when coping with their identity conflicts and their mother’s existence selections.

MK2 Films has sold the motion picture to the U.K. (Photo Household), Spain (Vertigo), Italy (Teodora), Sweden (Triart), Benelux (Cherry Pickers), Greece (One particular From the Coronary heart), Portugal (Leopardo), Norway (Arthaus), Denmark (Angel), Switzerland (Cineworx), Australia/New Zealand (Hello Gloss) and Taiwan (Andrews). Much more discounts are in negotiations.

Variety’s Male Lodge described the film as a “softly shattering story of immigrants acquiring by themselves and dropping just about every other” and mentioned it was an “emotionally acute, elegantly trisected second attribute.”

“Mother and Son” marks the sophomore outing of Serraille who won the Digicam d’Or prize with her characteristic debut “Jeune Femme” five years back. Serraille is just one of the five feminine directors competing for this year’s Palme d’Or.

On the surface, “Mother and Son” marks a departure from “Jeune Femme,” whose tragicomic plot revolved around a younger one female heading by way of a painful break up. But in fact, each films deliver multi-faceted portraits of girls confronted with adversity.

“Rose and Paula [the protagonist of ‘Jeune Femme’] have issues in common, they are both of those elaborate and singular feminine characters,” reported Serraille, who praised Annabelle Lengronne for her performance, “spanning diverse ages and mixing lightheartedness, fantasy and tragedy,” Serraille advised Wide range.

“Mother and Son” was made by Blue Monday Productions, in co-output with France 3 Cinéma, in association with Palatine Etoile 18 and Cofinova 17.

The film showcases stellar performances by Annabelle Lengronne, Stéphane Bak, Ahmed Sylla, Kenzo Sambin and Sidi Fofana. The forged is concluded by Audrey Kouakou, Étienne Minoungou, Thibaut Evrard, Jean-Christophe Folly, Laetitia Dosch.


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