Cannes’ iconic Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, or Directors’ Fortnight, has joined forces with international film streaming service MUBI to offer a year-long showcase of screenings from recognised auteurs.
The works of Directors’ Fortnight favorites such as Michael Haneke, Ken Loach, the Dardenne Brothers, Alain Guiraudie, William Friedkin and Francis Ford Coppola are all set to unspool on the service.
The partnership will be launched on May 14 in Gaul and May 16 worldwide with Pablo Larrain’s Oscar-nominated “No,” which was the winner of the Art Cinema award at the Quinzaine in 2012. The helmer’s latest work, “Neruda,” will also preem in the Directors’ Fortnight section this year.
One film will be added to the service each month, in celebration of past award-winning filmmakers who have screened in Directors’ Fortnight, an independent selection of international features, docs and shorts which runs parallel to the Cannes Film Festival each year.
MUBI is currently available in in 200 territories, with a launch in China planned for later this year. Other titles set to showcase on the service as part of the partnership include Peter Tscherkassky’s “The Exquisite Corpus,” Bruno Dumont’s “La Vie De Jesus” (winner of the 1997 Camera d’Or), Jacques Rivette’s 1976 “Duelle” as well as Martin Scorsese’s “Mean Streets.”