France's MK2 acquires 'To the Sea'

Takes international sales rights to Toronto title

PARIS -- French production, distribution and international sales powerhouse MK2 is heading "To the Sea" after snagging the international sales rights to Pedro Gonzalez Rubio's feature film, MK2 said Monday.

"To the Sea" will hold its world premiere screening in Toronto's Visions sidebar on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Produced by Jaime Romandia and Gonzalez for Mantarraya Producciones, "Sea" was shot on location in Chinchorro on the Mexican coastline and follows the relationship between a father and son as they interact with nature along the ocean.

MK2 will handle all international sales rights for the film outside of Latin America.

The deal was made by MK2 International's Mathilde Henrot and Juliette Schrameck. "We chose this deeply moving film on the strength of its theme, reminding us of just how powerful our connections to family and nature are," Henrot said.