Marin Karmitz is one of the most prolific and influential film producers and distributors in Europe. He was born in 1938 in Bucharest. He graduated IdHeC as an operator and he began his career in 1967 with Seven Days Elsewhere, selected in Venice. He then directed two films: Comrades (1970) and Coup pour coup (1972) which will tour festivals. In 1974, Marin Karmitz adds to his already built structure created in 1967, mk2 Productions, a distribution structure. In 40 years, Marin Karmitz will produce 108 films and will distribute more than 350 productions in over 150 productions, including more than 150 awards and festival nominations. Among them, films by Krzysztof Kieslowski, Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Resnais, Louis Malle, Lucian Pintilie, Gus van Sant, Ken Loach, Abbas Kiarostami, Hong Sang Soo, Michael Haneke, Walter Salles, Xavier Dolan. Karmitz also owns mk2, the third largest cinema circuit in Paris and one of the largest in Spain. Many institutions have paid him tribute, such as the Georges Pompidou Center and the MoMA in New York, and his impressive career has been rewarded with numerous awards. In May, Marin Karmitz was honored with a Palme d’Or and his restored film Coup pour coup was screened in Cannes Classics.