MUBI has lined up Rachel Lang’s Baden Baden for a cinema release this September in the UK.
The celebrated debut film from acclaimed short filmmaker Rachel Lang, Baden Baden stars Salomé Richard as 26-year-old Ana, who returns to her home of Strasbourg, after a disastrous stint as a film runner in Belgium. There, old passions resurface and new adventures abound, as Ana tries her best to cope when new and past lives collide.
Lang was born in Strasbourg, France. Her graduation film, For You I Will Fight, received the Silver Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival and is the first part of a trilogy. Lang’s subsequent film, White Turnips Make It Hard to Sleep, is the second part. Baden Baden, the third and final part, premiered in the Forum section at the Berlin International Film Festival 2016.
MUBI acquired the rights to the film following that screening, as part of a haul of festival titles, including I, Olga, Mathieu Amalric’s The Blue Room and Eugène Green’s latest feature, Son of Joseph.
The subscription site, which curates a range of world and classic cinema, adds a new title every day to its streaming library, with each title available for a 30-day window. That unique model – and its curated approach to acquiring films such as The Blue Room – has seen the SVOD company grow rapidly despite the dominance of subscription rivals such as Netflix. MUBI now operates in 200 territories and in the last year has signed deals with Sony, Paramount and Miramax.
In April this year, MUBI then entered the realm of theatrical distribution, teaming up with New Wave Films to release Miguel Gomes’ Arabian Nights in cinemas before adding it to its streaming line-up in May. Now, MUBI will follow the same strategy with Baden Baden. The movie will be released in UK cinemas on 23rd September 2016, with MUBI then releasing the film to stream online for subscribers in early October.