Global film service and United Kingdom theatrical distributor MUBI has acquired 50 prestige titles from the Curzon Film Library.
The MUBI Go app gives subscribers a ticket to witness a new film every week, selected by MUBI and showcased in participating cinemas up and down the country. It has been referred to as the “online cinematheque”, and its services focus on international art house film.
Renowned for its continued support of the very best in new and innovative cinema, along with international filmmaking talent, MUBI has recently been the host of special guest curations from acclaimed filmmakers such as Lynne Ramsay (We Need To Talk About Kevin, You Were Never Really Here) and Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive). Each filmmaker hand picked their favourites exclusively for the online service.
MUBI’s UK programmer, Chiara Marañon, was responsible for choosing the 50 Curzon titles that offer MUBI subscribers the chance to experience an electrifying mix of exceptional cinema.
Marañon showed a focus for contemporary female filmmakers, inclusive of: Andrea Arnold, Claire Dennis, Agnes Varda, Sally Potter, Debra Granik, Mia Hansen-Love and Alice Rohrwacher. It has been expressed that special seasons on auteurs such as Haneke, Kiarostami and Kieślowski will follow later in the year.
Director of Acquisitions at MUBI, Vanja Kaludjercic, expressed: “Curzon have long been a standard-bearer for excellence in arthouse, independent and world cinema and we are thrilled to bring their films to MUBI in UK.”
Managing Director at Curzon Artificial Eye, Louisa Dent, echoed Kaludjerica: “We are delighted to offer this selection of films to MUBI, a company who’s ethos of sharing great cinema with its customers chimes strongly with our own.”
The latest deal with Curzon follows recent MUBI agreements with NBC Universal, Sony Pictures, Studiocanal and Paramount Studios.
The latest acquisitions will begin screening exclusively to MUBI subscribers from February 2019.