SVOD Service Mubi Picks Up Cannes Un Certain Regard Winner, Competition Entry
The streamer takes theatrical and digital rights to 'The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki' and 'Ma Loute.'
Having snapped up its first theatrical deal in Cannes 2015 with Miguel Gomes' three-parter Arabian Nights, growing SVOD service Mubi has used this year's festival to secure double the number of titles.
The self-styled "curated film streaming service" said Thursday that it has picked up U.S and U.K. theatrical and digital rights for Un Certain Regard winner The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki by Juho Kuosmanen, alongside U.K. theatrical, home entertainment and digital rights for Bruno Dumont's Cannes competition entry Slack Bay (Ma Loute).
Ma Loute will be released in partnership with New Wave Films, which teamed with Mubi on Arabian Nights. New Wave has released three of Bruno Dumont’s previous films: Hadewijch, Hors Satan and P’tit Quinquin.
Ahead of Cannes, Mubi announced a yearlong partnership with the fest's Directors’ Fortnight sidebar to stream films that have screened in the program on its platform.