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Marin Karmitz

Marin Karmitz's package includes classics like Sept Jours Ailleurs.

india Updated: Oct 17, 2003 14:18 IST

Marin Karmitz is a noted producer of French films. He came to the country in 1947 and became an assistant to several important directors including Godard and Varda.

In 1964 Karmitz established MK Productions. He directed his first film, Sept Jours Ailleurs in 1967. His next two films Comrades (1970) and Blow for Blow (1972) were both strongly leftist and resulted in Karmitz's becoming a pariah in the French cinema.

He then became an exhibitor and distributor who heavily promoted the films of hot new directors such as Wim Wenders. During the '80s, Karmitz founded MK2 and began producing such quality films as Louis Malle's Au Revoir, Les Enfants (1987).

The International Film Festival of India (IFFI 2003) bringsa seven film package of Karmitz films as producer- includingclassics such Une Affairs De Femmes by Claude Chabrol andMélo by Alain Resnais (of Night and Fog fame). Other films in thepackage include PetitsPreres directed by Karmitzhimself, andLe Vent Nous Emportera by Abbas Kiarostami.

The Package
Sept Jours Ailleurs by Marin Karmitz (1969)
Mélo by Alain Resnais (1986)
Une Affaire De Femmes by Claude Chabrol (1988)
Le Vent Nous Emprotera by Abbas Kiarostami (1999)
Petits Preres by Jacques Doillon (1999)
Code Inconnu by Michael Haneke (2000)

First Published: Oct 17, 2003 14:18 IST