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MUBI
Mubi logo.svg
Type of site
Streaming video
Social networking
Film criticism
Distributor
Producer
Available inBrazilian Portuguese
Dutch
English
French
German
Italian
Malay
Spanish
Turkish
HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom
Founder(s)Efe Cakarel
Key peopleEfe Cakarel (Founder & CEO)
URLmubi.com
Launched14 February 2007
Current statusActive

MUBI (/ˈmbi/; formerly The Auteurs) is a global curated film streaming platform, production company and film distributor. MUBI produces[1] and theatrically distributes films by emerging and established filmmakers, which are exclusively available on its platform. Additionally, it publishes Notebook, a film criticism and news publication, and provides weekly cinema tickets to selected new-release films through MUBI GO.

MUBI's streaming platform is available in over 190 countries on the web, Android TV, Chromecast, Roku devices, PlayStation,[2] Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV,[3] and LG and Samsung Smart TVs,[4] as well as on mobile devices including iPhone, iPad[5] and Android.[6]

History

The Auteurs was founded in 2007 by Efe Çakarel, who began work on the business model for MUBI after being unable to watch In the Mood for Love online while in a café in Tokyo.[7] In 2010, the company adopted the new name MUBI.[8]

MUBI is a curated streaming service, which offers an ever-changing collection of hand-picked films, introducing one new film each day.

MUBI is also a distributor[9] and producer.[10] Co-productions include Memory (Michel Franco), One Fine Morning (Mia Hansen-Løve), Port Authority[11] (Danielle Lessovitz), Farewell Amor[12] (Ekwa Msangi), Our Men (Rachel Lang), and a true crime documentary from David Farrier. MUBI is also an executive producer on Maniac Cop[13] (Nicolas Winding Refn).

In January 2022, MUBI announced the acquisition of The Match Factory, the international production and sales company.[14]

Prior to the 79th Venice International Film Festival World Premiere, MUBI to entered the TV industry by acquired The Kingdom Exodus miniseries. They also brought the original series in the never-before-seen director's cut.[15]

MUBI Podcasts

In 2021, MUBI launched two original podcasts. An English language podcast called MUBI Podcast[16] produced with Rico Gagliano, and a Spanish language podcast titled MUBI Podcast: Encuentros,[17] produced in collaboration with La Corriente del Golfo, the production house founded by Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna.

MUBI Releases

MUBI is a distributor. In addition to releasing films on the platform, it started distributing theatrically in the United States and United Kingdom in 2016.

Year Film Director Release date Countries
2016 Arabian Nights Miguel Gomes April 22, 2016 UK
The Blue Room Mathieu Amalric September 9, 2016
Baden Baden Rachel Lang September 23, 2016 (UK)
November 25, 2016 (US)
US, UK
I, Olga Tomás Weinreb & Petr Kazda November 18, 2016 UK
2017 The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki Juho Kuosmanen April 21, 2017 (UK)
May 19, 2017 (US)
US
Weirdos Bruce McDonald May 25, 2017
Slack Bay Bruno Dumont June 16, 2017 UK
Mimosas Oliver Laxe August 25, 2017
On Body and Soul Ildikó Enyedi September 22, 2017
Félicité Alain Gomis November 10, 2017
Wet Woman Akihiko Shiota November 17, 2017 US
Antiporno Sion Sono November 10, 2017
The Son of Joseph Eugène Green December 15, 2017 UK
2018 Lover for a Day Philippe Garrel January 12, 2018 (US)
January 19, 2018 (UK)
US, UK
Have a Nice Day Liu Jian March 23, 2018 UK
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda Stephen Nomura Schible July 6, 2018 US, UK
The Apparition Xavier Giannoli August 3, 2018 UK
Touch Me Not Adina Pintilie October 19, 2018
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot Gus Van Sant October 26, 2018
Suspiria Luca Guadagnino November 16, 2018
2019 Border Ali Abbasi March 8, 2019
Under the Silver Lake David Robert Mitchell March 15, 2019
Madeline's Madeline Josephine Decker May 10, 2019 UK & Ireland
Knife + Heart Yann Gonzalez July 5, 2019
LETO Kirill Serebrennikov August 16, 2019
A Dog Called Money Seamus Murphy November 8, 2019
Beanpole Kantemir Balagov October 11, 2019
Zombi Child Bertrand Bonello October 18, 2019
Yves Saint Laurent: The Last Collections Olivier Meyrou October 30, 2019
2020 The Staggering Girl Luca Guadagnino February 14, 2020 Worldwide (excl. China, Italy, Japan, Russia)
Bacurau Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles March 13, 2020 Germany, India, Ireland, UK
Ema Pablo Larraín May 2, 2020 Canada, India, Ireland, LATAM (excl. Mexico, Chile, Brazil), UK
Family Romance, LLC Werner Herzog July 4, 2020 Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, LATAM (excl. Brazil), New Zealand, Turkey, US
Matthias & Maxime Xavier Dolan August 28, 2020 Australia, India, Ireland, LATAM (excl. Mexico), New Zealand, UK, US
The Other Lamb Małgorzata Szumowska October 16, 2020 UK & Ireland
Swallow Carlo Mirabella-Davis October 31, 2020 Australia, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Greece, India, Indonesia, LATAM (excl. Mexico), New Zealand, Scandinavia, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa
Nimic Yorgos Lanthimos November 27, 2020 Worldwide (excl. China)
Tripping with Nils Frahm Benoit Toulemonde December 3, 2020 Worldwide
Cold Meridian Peter Strickland December 11, 2020
Farewell Amor Ekwa Msangi December 18, 2020 Worldwide (excl. China, Africa, Israel, North America)
2021 Beginning Dea Kulumbegashvili January 29, 2021 Germany, India, Ireland, LATAM, North America, Turkey, UK
Dead Pigs Cathy Yan February 12, 2021 Worldwide (excluding China)
Notturno Gianfranco Rosi March 5, 2021 India, Ireland, LATAM, UK
Hey There! Reha Erdem March 13, 2021 Canada, Germany, Turkey
Max Richter's Sleep Natalie Johns March 19, 2021 (India, US)
March 28, 2021 (LATAM, Turkey)
India, LATAM, Turkey, US
Songs My Brothers Taught Me Chloe Zhao April 9, 2021 Germany, Ireland, Italy, LATAM, India, Netherlands, Turkey, UK and others
State Funeral Sergei Loznitsa May 7, 2021 (US Theatrical)
May 21, 2021 (on MUBI)
Australia, Canada, Ireland, India, LATAM, New Zealand, Turkey, UK, US
First Cow Kelly Reichardt May 28, 2021 (Theatrical) UK & Ireland
Shiva Baby Emma Seligman June 11, 2021 Austria, France, Germany, India, Ireland, LATAM, Turkey, UK
Sweat Magnus von Horn June 18, 2021 (US Theatrical)
July 23, 2021 (on MUBI)
India, LATAM, Turkey, US
Limbo Ben Sharrock July 30, 2021 (Theatrical)
September 23, 2021 (on MUBI)
UK & Ireland
New Order Michel Franco August 13, 2021 (UK Theatrical)
Annette Leos Carax September 3, 2021 (UK Theatrical)
November 26, 2021 (on MUBI)
Ireland, India, LATAM, UK
Azor Andreas Fontana September 10, 2021 (US Theatrical)
October 29, 2021 (UK Theatrical)
India, Ireland, Italy, Turkey, UK, US
Cryptozoo Dash Shaw October 22, 2021 Germany, Ireland, Turkey, UK
What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? Alexandre Koberidze November 12, 2021 (US Theatrical)
January 7, 2022 (on MUBI)
Canada, India, Italy, LATAM, Turkey, US
Petite Maman Céline Sciamma November 19, 2021 (UK Theatrical)
February 18, 2022 (on MUBI)
Ireland, Italy, Turkey, UK
Lamb Valdimar Jóhannsson [is] December 10, 2021 (UK Theatrical)
February 25, 2022 (on MUBI)
India, Ireland, LATAM (excl. Mexico), Turkey, UK
2022 Cow Andrea Arnold January 14, 2022 (UK Theatrical)
February 11, 2022 (on MUBI)
Austria, Germany, Italy, Ireland, India, LATAM, Turkey, UK
Titane Julia Ducournau January 28, 2022 (on MUBI) India, LATAM, Turkey
Lingui, The Sacred Bonds Mahamat Saleh Haroun February 4, 2022 (US & UK Theatrical)
March 8, 2022 (on MUBI)
Canada, Ireland, LATAM, Turkey, UK, US
Benedetta Paul Verhoeven February 4, 2022 (on MUBI Turkey)
April 15, 2022 (UK Theatrical)
July 1, 2022 (on MUBI)
India, Ireland, Turkey, UK
Great Freedom Sebastian Meise [de] March 4, 2022 (US Theatrical)
March 11, 2022 (UK Theatrical)
May 6, 2022 (on MUBI)
Canada, India, Ireland, LATAM (excl. Mexico), Turkey, UK, US
The Worst Person in The World Joachim Trier March 25, 2022 (UK Theatrical)
May 13, 2022 (on MUBI)
India, Ireland, UK
Drive My Car Ryusuke Hamaguchi March 17, 2022 (AR, CL, CO, MX Theatrical)
April 1, 2022 (on MUBI)
LATAM (excl. Mexico), India, Malaysia
Prayers for the Stolen Tatiana Huezo April 8, 2022 (UK & Ireland Theatrical)
April 29, 2022 (on MUBI)
UK, Ireland, France, Italy, India
Memoria Apichatpong Weerasethakul May 5, 2022 (DE Theatrical)
August 5, 2022 (on MUBI)
Germany, India, Italy, LATAM (excl. Mexico & Colombia)
Paris 13th District Jacques Audiard May 27, 2022 (on MUBI) India, Turkey
Bergman Island Mia Hansen-Løve June 3, 2022 (UK/IE Theatrical)
July 22, 2022 (on MUBI)
Ireland, UK
Pleasure Ninja Thyberg [sv] June 15, 2022 (UK Theatrical)
June 17, 2022 (on MUBI)
Italy, Ireland, LATAM, Turkey, UK
A Chiara Jonas Carpignano June 23, 2022 (DE Theatrical)
July 15, 2022 (UK Theatrical)
August 26, 2022 (on MUBI)
Germany, Ireland, LATAM, Turkey, UK
Faya Dayi Jessica Beshir June 24, 2022 (UK Theatrical)
August 10, 2022 (on MUBI)
France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, LATAM, Turkey, UK
Crimes of the Future David Cronenberg July 14, 2022 (LATAM Theatrical)
July 29, 2022 (on MUBI)
India, LATAM, Malaysia, Turkey
One Second Zhang Yimou July 14, 2022 (DE Theatrical)
September 16, 2022 (on MUBI)
Germany, Ireland, Turkey, UK
Free Chol Soo Lee Julie Ha and Eugene Yi August 12, 2022 (US Theatrical)
August 19, 2022 (UK Theatrical)
Austria, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, LATAM, Turkey, UK, US
Decision to Leave Park Chan-wook October 14, 2022 (US & UK Theatrical) Canada, India, Turkey, UK, US
TBC Aftersun Charlotte Wells TBC Austria, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, LATAM, Spain, Turkey, UK
Alcarràs Carla Simón TBC Ireland, LATAM, Turkey, India, Malaysia, UK, US
The Cathedral Ricky D’Ambrose TBC US, Canada
Close Lukas Dhont TBC UK, Ireland, LATAM, Turkey and India
The Five Devils Léa Mysius TBC India, India, LATAM, Turkey, UK, US
Holy Spider Ali Abbasi TBC UK, Ireland, LATAM (excl. Mexico) and Malaysia
Hot Milk Rebecca Lenkiewicz TBC UK, Ireland, Italy, LATAM and Turkey
Leila's Brothers Saeed Roustaee TBC Turkey
Invisible Demons Rahul Jain TBC Canada, Germany, India, LATAM, Malaysia, Turkey, UK, US
Medusa Deluxe Thomas Hardiman TBC UK, Ireland, Germany, LATAM, Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, India and Malaysia
One Fine Morning Mia Hansen-Løve TBC India, Ireland, Turkey, UK
Return to Seoul Davy Chou TBC UK, Ireland, Italy, Turkey, India and Malaysia
Unclenching the Fists Kira Kovalenko TBC Canada, Ireland, LATAM, India, UK, US

See also

References

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