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Lars von Trier Diagnosed With Parkinson’s Disease

Lars von Trier, the acclaimed, controversial Danish director of Dancer in the Dark, Dogville and Melancholia, has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 66. Von Trier’s production company Zentropa confirmed news reports on Monday that the director had been diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disorder, but said he was “in good spirits and […]

Mubi Takes Lars Von Trier’s TV Show ‘The Kingdom Exodus’

Arthouse streamer Mubi has snatched up rights for Lars von Trier’s horror TV series The Kingdom Exodus for North America, the U.K., Ireland, Latin America, Turkey and India. It marks the first series the film-focused Mubi has ever acquired. The Kingdom Exodus is the third and final season of von Trier’s cult Kingdom series, with […]

David Cronenberg’s ‘Crimes of the Future’ Goes to Mubi for Latin America, Turkey, India

Arthouse streaming platform MUBI is still having a busy Cannes. Two weeks after the 2022 Cannes festival wrapped, MUBI has closed a deal for David Cronenberg’s competition title Crimes of the Future, picking up rights in multiple territories from sales group Rocket Science. Rocket Science confirmed MUBI bought Crimes of the Future for Latin America, […]

Cannes: Mubi Acquires Ali Abbasi’s ‘Holy Spider’ for U.K., Ireland, Latin America, Malaysia (Exclusive)

Mubi has added another title to its growing library of Cannes 2022 films. The fast-rising art house streamer and distributor has now picked up Ali Abbasi’s official competition entry Holy Spider for the U.K., Ireland, Latin America (excluding Mexico) and Malaysia, where the film will be released theatrically followed by an exclusive Mubi streaming release. […]

Cannes: Mubi Takes Park Chan-wook’s ‘Decision to Leave’ Ahead of Festival Debut

Art house streaming group Mubi has snatched up rights to Park Chan-wook’s Decision to Leave for North America, the U.K., Ireland, Turkey and India ahead of the film’s Cannes competition premiere next week. Mubi plans to bow the film theatrically in the U.S. and U.K. this fall, followed by a streaming bow on its platform. […]

Why Art House Streamer Mubi Is Bulking Up to Buy Match Factory

In a move that sparked surprise across the European indie film sector when it was announced late in the day on Friday Jan. 14, Mubi, best known for its arthouse streaming platform, has acquired hugely well-respected European sales company The Match Factory and its production arm Match Factory Productions. Financial details weren’t revealed, but the […]

Art House Streaming Platform Mubi Buys European Sales Company Match Factory

Mubi, the art house streaming platform and theatrical distributor, is moving into the sales arena. The London-based company, which has recently been on a buying spree of indie titles, has now acquired well-establish sales company The Match Factory and its production arm Match Factory Productions. Founded in 2006, The Match Factory has built up a […]

“I Was Really Impressed With Her Metaphor of Freedom as a Burden”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘Unclenching the Fists’ Director Kira Kovalenko and Producer Alexander Rodnyansky

A small movement of young filmmakers in Russia’s remote, politically fraught North Caucasus Mountains is starting to make a big noise, first at the Cannes Film Festival and now in the Oscar’s best international feature race. Remarkably, filmmakers Kantemir Balagov (with 2019’s Beanpole) and Kira Kovalenko (with her new drama, Unclenching the Fists) — both […]