MUBI acquires 50 titles from Curzon
Staff Reporter | On 08, Jan 2019
MUBI has acquired 50 titles from Curzon in a new deal that will bring some of the UK cinema group’s most prestigious films to the streaming service.
The subscription platform, which runs a carousel of world cinema, arthouse and indie films with each title available for 30 days, has grown to over 8 million registered users worldwide. Now, following agreements with the likes of STUDIOCANAL, NBC Universal, Sony Pictures and Paramount Studios, MUBI has inked a new library licence fee deal with Curzon.
The agreement, which runs in the UK over the next year, includes 50 prestige titles hand-picked by Chiara Marañon, MUBI’s UK programmer, offering an eclectic mix of important cinema titles from Curzon’s catalogue. Marañon focused on contemporary female filmmakers such as Agnes Varda, Andrea Arnold, Claire Denis, Lynne Ramsay, Sally Potter, Mia Hansen-Love, Debra Granick and Alice Rohrwacher. Special seasons on auteurs like Haneke, Kiarostami, and Kieślowski will also follow. These acquisitions will begin screening exclusively on MUBI’s online service from February 2019.
The deal follows Curzon’s partnership with FilmStruck to launch the UK arm of the subscription streaming service, which unexpectedly announced last year that it was shutting its doors.
MUBI’s Director of Acquisitions, Vanja Kaludjercic, says: “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.”
Louisa Dent, Managing Director, Curzon Artificial Eye, adds: “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.”
Curzon Cinemas has also recently partnered with MUBI on its new MUBI Go app, which gives subscribers a ticket to a new film every week, picked by MUBI, in participating cinemas all over the UK.