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NIKITA MIKHALKOV'S OSCAR-NOMINATED 'CLOSE TO EDEN' RE-RELEASED THEATRICALLY BY MIRAMAX FILMS IN L.A. AND NEW YORK ON FRIDAY, MARCH 5

 HOLLYWOOD, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Nikita Mikhalkov's "Close To Eden," nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, will be re-released theatrically by Miramax Films in Los Angeles and New York this Friday, March 5. A 1992 Golden Globe Nominee for Best Foreign Film, "Close to Eden" is also the winner of the Golden Lion Award at the 1991 Venice Film Festival.
 Gerry Rich, senior vice president of Marketing for Miramax said: "The film has won wide critical and audience acclaim across the world. Now with the Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, there is a renewed interest among movie-goers to see this remarkable, special film."
 "Close To Eden" has been presented at the Telluride, Boston, Toronto and Mill Valley film festivals among others.
 It will be exhibited in Los Angeles at the Nu Wilshire Theater and in New York at the Cinema Village.
 Set against the beautiful and vast landscape of China's inner Mongolia, "Close To Eden" is a haunting love story about a young married Mongolian couple whose traditional existence is intruded upon by modern civilization, Chinese laws and a stranded Russian truck driver. "What intrigued me," said director Mikhalkov, "was the confrontation between timeless Mongolia and the curious friendship that develops between such different worlds." The film also reflects the change in Russian cinema since the end of Communism.
 "Close To Eden," previously titled "Urga," was directed by Mikhalkov ("Dark Eyes") and written by Roustam Ibraguimbekov from a story by Mikhalkov and Ibraguimbekov. Supervising producer Michel Seydoux and associate producer Rene Cleitman collaborated earlier on the 1990 production of "Cyrano de Bergerac." Executive producer was Jean-Louis Piel.
 Miramax Films originally opened "Close To Eden" theatrically in Los Angeles on Nov. 6 and in New York on Oct. 30.
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 /CONTACT: Murray Weissman or Mark Rosch of Weissman/Angellotti, 818-763-2975, for Miramax/


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