Marina Gefter, from Pacino to Coppola…

July 27, 2014 by Gregory Herpe

Marina Gefter, from Pacino to Coppola…

I had the chance to meet Marina Gefter there a few weeks ago, during the French Short Film of Cabestany, whose president, Florent Pallares, is my good friend.

It was a joy to talk with a woman who built her own page of cinema, as she has worked with famous directors

Associated or executive producer of Italian, French, American, British movies, including The Godfather 3 by Francis Ford Coppola, Femme Fatale by Brian de Palma, Three sisters,  Margarethe von Trotta, or The Lost Son by Chris Menges, she’s unavoidable.

The list of actors who have played for her is amazing : Al Pacino, Fanny Ardant, Diane Keaton, Andy Garcia, Annie Girardot, Stefania Sandrelli, Willem Dafoe, Jean-Claude Brialy, Christophe Malavoy, Helena Bonham Carter, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Neill, Helmut Berger, Kate Winslet, Nastassja Kinski, Daniel Auteuil, Michel Piccoli, Antonio Banderas, Isabelle Huppert, Michel Blanc, etc etc … the list is endless

In perfect French she likes to tell anecdotes…They have punctuated hes career. He was pleased to see that kind of professionnal still willing to come and preside young filmmakers festival and give them time, valuable advice, and rigorous analysis of their films

Marina was born in Trieste, a graduate of Political Science from the University of Pavia, and first worked for eight years as a journalist for Vogue in Milan, Panorama and Corriere della Sera. In 1976, she created the production company that produces Splendid Films in association with RAI, an emission twenty on American films and filmmakers (Woody Allen, Bob Fosse, Francis Coppola, Steven Spielberg, etc.).

After spending three years in marketing, advertising (for CDI, Italian distributor Orion Pictures) and packaging (for ICM), she opens her filmography with Good Morning Babylonia, by the Taviani brothers.

Marina runs since 1995 international co Ima Films and its London branch Frames Film, since 1997 and chairs the company Shining Pictures Ltd..

She’s the mother of actress Valentina Cervi.

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