ICON FILM DISTRIBUTION is the UK branch of the company Mel Gibson founded back in 1989. They have distributed films such as LOOKING FOR ERIC and Oscar winner MAN ON WIRE. Hugo Grumbar, President of Icon Film Distribution, kindly answered my five questions:
What's the best cinema in the country?
That's very difficult! Phoenix Finchley? Duke of Yorks Brighton, Curzon Mayfair?
What is your first memory of moviegoing?
STAR WARS Leicester Square
What is your weirdest/most exciting/scariest experience of moviegoing?
IRREVERSIBLE at The Other Cinema was shocking, OLD BOY or THE BEAT THAT MY HEART SKIPPED at the Curzon Soho both very memorable experiences. Nothing beats THE THIRD MAN which I see on the BFI South Bank whenever it plays!
What is the film you’ve worked on you are proudest of?
Very difficult. MAN ON WIRE perhaps. LA VIE EN ROSE or maybe even 30 DAYS OF NIGHT.
What one thing could the film industry do to be more successful in the UK?
Think global NOT local