Marin Karmitz

Marin Karmitz (born 7 October 1938) is a Romanian-French businessman whose career has spanned the French film industry, including director, producer, film distributor, and operator of a chain of cinemas.[1]

Marin Karmitz
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Karmitz in 2007.
Born (1938-10-07) 7 October 1938 (age 84)
Bucharest, Romania
Alma materInstitut des hautes études cinématographiques
Occupation(s)Film producer, film distributor, film exhibitor, director

Karmitz attended film school at IDHEC[2] (renamed La Fémis) and worked as a director of photography after graduating.

Karmitz founded MK2, a production company and movie theater chain, which has specialized in creating, distributing, and screening independent or "auteurist" cinema, including short films.

In 2005, he turned over leadership of the MK2 company and its theaters to his son, Nathanaël.[3]


• 2010:"Un parcours dans la collection de Marin Karmitz", exhibited at Rencontres d'Arles festival, France.


  1. ^ Brennan, Sandra. "Marin Karmitz". AllMovie.
  2. ^ Brody, Richard (23 June 2009). Everything Is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard. Macmillan. pp. 129–. ISBN 9780805080155. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Marin Karmitz · MKRS". MKRS. Retrieved 19 March 2022.

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