×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

MUBI, Studiocanal Strike Streaming Deal for Hundreds of Movies (EXCLUSIVE)  

Wim Wenders’ “Wings of Desire,” Alejandro G. Inarritu’s “Amores Perros” and the Coen brothers’ “Blood Simple” will play on boutique streaming service MUBI after it struck a major content deal with Studiocanal.

The multiyear deal will give MUBI ongoing access to a raft of Studiocanal-distributed titles. The exclusive SVOD agreement covers territories including the U.K., France, Germany, Italy and Latin America.

Despite its growing library, MUBI offers subscribers only 30 films at a time, dropping one title and adding another every day to keep the lineup fresh. The Studiocanal deal expands the library with films from Inarritu, Wenders, Pedro Almodovar, Werner Herzog, Jean-Luc Godard, and Jean Cocteau. The first of the new crop of movies will appear on the service in July. MUBI founder Efe Cakarel did the deal.

“It’s such a thrill to be able to share this incredible catalogue of European and world cinema auteurs, classic and contemporary, from Almodovar to Melville, with our subscribers,” said Bobby Allen, MUBI’s SVP of content. “We’re looking forward to curating this legendary library of films for our audience.”

Aska Yamaguchi, head of international digital sales for Studiocanal, added: “We are delighted to be in business with MUBI as we believe their carefully curated programs of auteur-driven, quality films would provide a great home for our rich library.”

MUBI is a curated streaming service that plays new and classic cinema titles from around the world, with a particular appeal to cineastes and consumers with tastes stretching beyond Hollywood blockbuster fare. Recent acquisitions include Godard’s Cannes competition film “The Image Book.” “Le Mepris,” another film by the French New Wave icon, has been added with the Studiocanal agreement.

MUBI investors include Nicolas Winding Refn and Indian investment group Times Bridge.

More Film

  • Echo in the Canyon review

    Film Review: ‘Echo in the Canyon’

    Arguably the most sturdily crafted and entertainingly anecdotal documentary of its kind since Denny Tedesco’s “The Wrecking Crew,” a similarly nostalgic celebration of artists who generously contributed to the soundtrack of the baby boomer generation, Andrew Slater’s “Echo in the Canyon” offers a richly evocative and star-studded overview of the 1960s Laurel Canyon music scene. [...]

  • Alain Berliner To Direct Cannes-Set ‘Second

    ‘Ma Vie en Rose’s’ Alain Berliner Directs Star Cast in ‘Second to Nun’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Page Three Media and Artemis Productions, which backed “The Danish Girl,” announced in Cannes “Second to Nun,” a new feature from Golden Globe winning director Alain Berliner. Berliner’s decades-ahead-of-its-time “Ma Vie en Rose,” the tale of a young transgender girl with dreams of growing into a mature woman and marrying the boy next door, was [...]

  • Artist Andrew Levitas Tackles Corporate Greed

    Artist Andrew Levitas Tackles Corporate Greed in Johnny Depp Starring 'Minamata'

    Andrew Levitas has carved out a unique place in the art world, having used his considerable skills across multiple creative platforms. A filmmaker, painter, sculptor, producer, writer, actor and photographer, Levitas is also the founder of Metalwork Pictures, a media production company that develops and produces original content, including his 2014 directorial debut, “Lullaby,” as [...]

  • Oliver Laxe

    Cannes: ‘Fire Will Come’s’ Oliver Laxe on Classicism, Avant-Guard, Egos

    CANNES  —    Spain’s Oliver Laxe returns to Cannes for the third time with“Fire Will Come” (O Que Arde), competing in Un Certain Regard— the first time a Galician-language film is selected for Cannes. He has pedigree. His first time round, in 2010, Laxe snagged a Fipresci nod for his Directors’ Fortnight title “You All [...]

  • Gael Garcia Bernal'La Belle Epoque' premiere,

    Gael Garcia Bernal on Cannes Out of Competition Screening ‘Chicuarotes,’ Hope for Mexico

    CANNES  —  There’s a scene right at the beginning of “Chicuarotes,” Gael García Bernal’s second movie as a director, where Cagalera and Moleteco, two teens from the humble San Gregorio Atlapulco district of Mexico City, board a bus in clown’s makeup, and launch into a clumsy comedic sketch. Maybe because it’s delivered in San Gregorio [...]

  • Italy's Notorious Pictures on Buying Spree

    Cannes: Italy's Notorious Pictures on Buying Spree Takes 'Vivarium,' Ups Production (EXCLUSIVE)

    Italian distribution, production, and exhibition company Notorious Pictures is on a buying spree at the Cannes Film Market where they’ve acquired four high-profile titles, including Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots sci-fi-fier “Vivarium,” which world-premiered in Critics’ Week. On the production side the expanding outfit has teamed up with Belgium’s Tarantula Productions on Islamic terrorism thriller [...]

  • Marco Bellocchio The Traitor Cannes

    Director Marco Bellocchio Talks About Cannes Mafia Drama 'The Traitor'

    Cannes veteran Marco Bellocchio’s vast body of work spans from “Fists in the Pockets” (1965) to “Sweet Dreams,” which launched at Directors’ Fortnight in 2016. The auteur known for psychodramas and for bringing the complexities of Italian history, and hypocrisy, to the big screen is back, this time in competition, with “The Traitor,” a biopic [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content