MUBI signs deal for Gaumont titles
James R | On 24, Oct 2015
MUBI has closed a deal with French studio Gaumout for a range of titles.
The subscription service has had an extremely active year, signing agreements with a huge range of partners for an equally diverse collection of films.
Earlier this month, Paul Thomas Anderson’s Junun premiered exclusively on the site around the world, within 24 hours of its New York Film Festival premiere. In September, MUBI added titles from Paramount’s archive to its streaming line-up, hot on the heels of a multi-year deal with Sony – its first major studio deal – and, next year, the site will team up with New Wave Films to distribute Miguel Gomes’ three-part Cannes hit, Arabian Nights.
Now, MUBI has added another partner to its books with Gaumont.
Following its Sony and Paramount agreements, this latest deal is the kind of agreement that has helped position MUBI as an alternative to Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and other SVOD services: the site boasts a curated approach to its primarily indie and art-house catalogue, offering cult, classic and award-winning films from around the world. Every day a new film is added, with titles available for 30 days before being removed.
The one-year deal will give the subscription service the rights to La Chinoise, Loulou, Police and others in the UK, as well as in Germany and Australia.
The company followed this French friendship with the acquisition of five Mathieu Amalric films at the Cinematheque Française and Bordeaux Film Festival – including Histoire De Richard O, Actrices, Rois Et Reines and the short film Sans Rire.