Mongrel picks up Mobile Homes

The Canada/France copro will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival's Directors' Fortnight program.

Mobile Homes picMongrel Media has acquired all Canadian rights to Canada/France copro Mobile Homes.

The feature from French writer/director Vladimir de Fontenay, is the only Canadian film playing at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. It will have its world premiere on May 21 in the Directors’ Fortnight program.

Mongrel is planning a theatrical release for later in 2017.

Mobile Homes is produced by Mike MacMillan from Toronto’s Lithium Studios Productions, Frédéric de Goldschmidt from Paris-based Madeleine Films and Eric Dupont from Paris’ Incognito Films. Shot in Niagara Falls, the drama tells the story of a young mother drifting from one motel to another until she discovers a mobile home community that offers an alternative life.

The film stars Callum Keith Rennie (Born to be Blue), Imogen Poots (Frank & Lola) and Callum Turner (Green Room).

Mongrel International is handling world sales, excluding Canada, France and the U.S. Nour Films acquired Mobile Homes for France prior to the festival. Creative Artists Agency is handling sales in the U.S.