Nicolas Winding Refn handpicks summer season for MUBI
James R | On 27, Jun 2016
Nicolas Winding Refn has handpicked a selection of his favourite films to screen as part of a summer season at MUBI.
As the Drive director’s latest film, The Neon Demon, arrives in UK cinemas, the SVOD service is streaming seven films that inspired the Danish filmmaker.
Nicolas visited MUBI HQ in London on a recent press tour to promote his new film, a hallucinatory dissection of the LA fashion season starring Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Christina Hendricks and Keanu Reeves. While there, Nicolas picked a week’s worth of movies, which range from 1970s horror to modern monster movies and will be released on MUBI daily from Friday 1st July.
Efe Cakarel, Founder and CEO of MUBI (pictured above with the director), comments: “We are honoured to announce Nicolas Winding Refn as the first ever guest curator of MUBI. Featuring 7 selections over 7 days ‘HAND PICKED by Nicolas Winding Refn’ will start on July 1. It will be an amazing week of great cinema.”
The films are:
Suspiria – Dario Argento (1977)
Available on MUBI from 1st July for 30 days
La Dolce Vita – Federico Fellini (1960)
Available on MUBI from 2nd July for 30 days
Cloverfield – Matt Reeves (2008)
Available on MUBI from 3rd July for 30 days
The Curse of Frankenstein – Terence Fisher (1957)
Available on MUBI from 4th July for 30 days
To Die For – Gus Van Sant (1995)
Available on MUBI from 5th July for 30 days
Le Silence de La Mer – Jean-Pierre Melville (1949)
Available on MUBI from 6th July for 30 days
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – Tobe Hooper (1974)
Available on MUBI from 7th July for 30 days
Later in the month, MUBI will also host a retrospective of the director’s work, including: Pusher, Drive, Only God Forgives and My Life Directed By Nicolas Winding Refn.
A subscription to MUBI costs £4.99 a month, with new films added daily and available to stream for 30 days. For more on what’s coming soon to MUBI, click here.
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