QUINZAINE GOES ONLINE AT MUBI
THE QUINZAINE des Réalisateurs (Directors’ Fortnight) and the film streaming service Mubi, have joined forces on a year-long showcase of Quinzaine films. Quinzaine directors like Michael Haneke, Ken Loach, the Dardenne Brothers, Alain Guiraudie, William Friedkin and Francis Ford Coppola are all set to screen on Mubi, as part of the deal. The partnership will launch on May 14 (France) and May 16 (worldwide, including the USA and UK) with the film by Pablo Larraín. was the winner of the Art Cinema award at the Quinzaine in 2012 and later Oscar-nominated. Larraín’s latest work, will also premiere in this year’s Cannes Directors’ Fortnight section. One film will then be added to the service each month, highlighting past Quinzaine-selected and award-winning filmmakers. The collection of 12 films will be shown to Mubi subscribers under the Quinzaine banner. “Our collaboration with Mubi will encourage a wide-reaching appreciation and exploration of the rich heritage of the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, which has been celebrating film in its most exciting forms since 1969,” said the Quinzaine’s Artistic Director, Edouard Waintrop. Efe Cakarel, Mubi’s founder and CEO said: “This is a great opportunity to bring audiences closer to the content that most inspires us.” Other titles included in the deal comprise Peter Tscherkassky’s Bruno Dumont’s Jacques Rivette’s 1976 Quinzaine classic as well as Martin Scorsese’s Mubi is available in 200 territories, with a launch in China planned for later this year.