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Carmen-video Film Company

Carmen-video Film Company - The official distributor of film "The Shield of the Minerva"

Carmen Film Company was founded in November, 1993. Is considered among the top ten Russian distributors, dealing with 70 Russian regions as well as with the other territories of ex-USSR and exhibiting films in nearly 400 theatres. Carmen’s main activities focused on the local distribution of the most interesting domestic and foreign titles.

It`s President Marina Trubina is a graduate of the Moscow State University and the Economic Department of the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography. She is Co-Chairmen of the Alliance of Independent Distributors of Russia (ANKO). Since 1990 she is working in the Russian film business. In October, 1996 in cooperation with Premier Film Carmen has launched a new distribution venture Carmen Premier, part of the Premier Holding Group. The new structure was particularly set up for exclusive dealing with such major and independent studios as Warner Bros. and Miramax International, enjoying the successful collaboration since then.

On the festival side, Carmen became a co-founder of "Nevorovannoe Kino" (the Not Stolen Cinema) Film Festival, held in Moscow in 1993, 1994, and a founder of a film program for "The Fire-bird", the First CIS and Baltic States Festival Of Arts, Los Angeles, 1995. It was represented in the Board of "Kino Forum", the Festival of New Cinema (Suzdal, 1995 and Sochi, 1997); the Moscow Board of the Russian Films Festival "Vivat, Cinema Of Russia!" and the festivity events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Russian Cinematography (St. Petersburg, 1995); the Board of "Kumir" ("The Idol"), the Russian Business Quarters' Actors Award (1997), also producing this project in 1998/99; Official PR-agent of The European Film Panorama (in 2000-2001) by the order of European Commission in Russia.

In 1998 together with Swedish distribution company Maywin Media AB ”Carmen” has launched a new arthouse label called "CINEMA WITHOUT FRONTIERS", aimed to introduce to the Russian public the best of world's arthouse pictures under one distinctive label. The releases of the label all became cult-films in Russia: “Run, Lola, run” by Tom Tykwer, “Fireworks” by Takeshi Kitano, “Funny games” by Michael Haneke, “Six ways to Sunday” by Adam Bernstein, “Fucking Amal” by Lukas Mudisson, the Dogme Manifesto movies with “Celebration” by Thomas Vinterberg, “Idiots” by Lars von Trier, ”Mifune`s last song” by Soen Krag-Jakobsen.

In May 2000 Carmen film company registered a new art-house line named “Alternative Cinema”. Registration of our own trademark became the necessary thing for the releasing of our own package of art-house films for movie theatres, on video and DVD. Carmen film company in cooperation with Intercinema-Art Agency issued Lars von Trier’s “Dancer in the dark” in October 2000 which became the hit of Russian film distribution. The film was a great success with the audience and its box-office can be compared to that of Majors’. Some critics called it the main movie event of the year 2000. Another “Alternative cinema”-hit of 2000 was the discovery of Francois Ozone`s films for the Russian Audience. “Sitcom”, “Criminal lovers” and “Water drops on burning rocks” were released all together and were followed by Ozone`s pesonal visit to Moscow, where he became one of the favorite characters. Another remarkable releases of that year were ”Lies” by Yang-Sun Woo, “A matter of taste” by Bernard Rapp and “L`ennui” by Cedrick Cahn. Some films were released only on video within the brand “Alternative cinema”. Among them “The Kingdom” by Lars von Trier, “Fallen Angels” by Wong Kar Wai, “Gabbeh” and “An instant of innocence” by Mohsen Makhmalbach.

In the beginning of the year 2001 the art-house collection was widened with Francoi Ozon’s “Under the Sand”, Wong Kar-wai’s “In the Mood for Love” and Baltasar Kormakur’s “101 Reykjavik”, “Angels of the universe” by Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, "Believer" by Henry Bean (The Main Prize for the Best Film of XXIII Moscow International Film Festival), “Don’s Plum” by R.D. Robb, “Italian for Beginners” by Lone Sherfing (“Silver Bear” at Berlin Film Festival). The upcoming package for 2002 includes a collection of outstanding Spanish films: “Juana La Loca” by Vicente Aranda, “Krampack” by Cesc Gay, “No shame” by Joaquin Oristrell and a German romantic comedy “Moonlight Tariff” by Ralf Huettner.

Within the art-house brand “Alternative cinema” were also organised sevral Festivals and special events. Among them – mini-fetivals “TrierIsm” (retrospective of films by Lars von Trier in cooperation with the Royal Danish Embassy in Moscow), “Kar-wai dimension” (the best works by Wong Kar-wai, presented by Kar-Wai himself), “Festival of Francois Ozone” (with Ozone`s visit to Moscow and support from the French Embassy), “Days of Icelandic cinema” (with support from the Embassy of Iceland in Russia, the Festival`s guests were Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, Victoria Abril and Baltasar Kormakur), “Dogme comes to Russia” and “The New Dogme” – two festivals, presenting different films of the Dogme-manifesto. “The New Dogme” was visited by Lone Scherfig and Anders Thomas Jensen, both festivals were supported by the Royal Danish Embassy in Moscow. In June 2001 was held the special program “AIF-Alternative cinema” within the Moscow Film Festival. The program had an immense success and was named the best program of the Festival.

In May 2000 Carmen film company registered a new art-house line named “Alternative Cinema”. Registration of our own trademark became the necessary thing for the releasing of our own package of art-house films for movie theatres, on video and DVD. Carmen film company in cooperation with Intercinema-Art Agency issued Lars von Trier’s “Dancer in the dark” in October 2000 which became the hit of Russian film distribution. The film was a great success with the audience and its box-office can be compared to that of Majors’. Some critics called it the main movie event of the year 2000. Another “Alternative cinema”-hit of 2000 was the discovery of Francois Ozone`s films for the Russian Audience. “Sitcom”, “Criminal lovers” and “Water drops on burning rocks” were released all together and were followed by Ozone`s pesonal visit to Moscow, where he became one of the favorite characters. Another remarkable releases of that year were ”Lies” by Yang-Sun Woo, “A matter of taste” by Bernard Rapp and “L`ennui” by Cedrick Cahn. Some films were released only on video within the brand “Alternative cinema”. Among them “The Kingdom” by Lars von Trier, “Fallen Angels” by Wong Kar Wai, “Gabbeh” and “An instant of innocence” by Mohsen Makhmalbach.

In the beginning of the year 2001 the art-house collection was widened with Francoi Ozon’s “Under the Sand”, Wong Kar-wai’s “In the Mood for Love” and Baltasar Kormakur’s “101 Reykjavik”, “Angels of the universe” by Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, "Believer" by Henry Bean (The Main Prize for the Best Film of XXIII Moscow International Film Festival), “Don’s Plum” by R.D. Robb, “Italian for Beginners” by Lone Sherfing (“Silver Bear” at Berlin Film Festival). The upcoming package for 2002 includes a collection of outstanding Spanish films: “Juana La Loca” by Vicente Aranda, “Krampack” by Cesc Gay, “No shame” by Joaquin Oristrell and a German romantic comedy “Moonlight Tariff” by Ralf Huettner.

Within the art-house brand “Alternative cinema” were also organised sevral Festivals and special events. Among them – mini-fetivals “TrierIsm” (retrospective of films by Lars von Trier in cooperation with the Royal Danish Embassy in Moscow), “Kar-wai dimension” (the best works by Wong Kar-wai, presented by Kar-Wai himself), “Festival of Francois Ozone” (with Ozone`s visit to Moscow and support from the French Embassy), “Days of Icelandic cinema” (with support from the Embassy of Iceland in Russia, the Festival`s guests were Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, Victoria Abril and Baltasar Kormakur), “Dogme comes to Russia” and “The New Dogme” – two festivals, presenting different films of the Dogme-manifesto. “The New Dogme” was visited by Lone Scherfig and Anders Thomas Jensen, both festivals were supported by the Royal Danish Embassy in Moscow. In June 2001 was held the special program “AIF-Alternative cinema” within the Moscow Film Festival. The program had an immense success and was named the best program of the Festival.

“Carmen” Film Company is planning several Festivals in 2002. Our buyers visit all the big markets and festivals and are always looking forward to a possible cooperation in different fields.

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