Mubi (streaming service)

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MUBI
Mubi logo.svg
Type of site
Streaming video
Social networking
Film criticism
Available inBengali
Brazilian Portuguese
Dutch
English
French
German
Hindi
Italian
Indonesian
Malay
Spanish
Turkish
OwnerEfe Çakarel (founder and CEO)
URLwww.mubi.com
Alexa rankIncrease 10,376 (April 2019)[1]
Launched14 February 2007
Current statusActive

MUBI (/ˈmbi/; formerly The Auteurs) is a distributor, producer and subscription-based streaming OTT service which offers online streaming of a curated[2] selection of films. MUBI also houses a film database and an online magazine known as The Notebook.

MUBI has an ever-changing collection of films. Every day MUBI adds a new film, which stays on the service for 30 days.

MUBI is available on the web, Roku devices and PlayStation[3], Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV[4], LG and Samsung Smart TVs[5], as well as on mobile devices including iPhone, iPad[6] and Android[7]. MUBI has offices in London, New York, Berlin, Vienna, and Melbourne.[8]

History[edit]

Originally called The Auteurs, MUBI was founded in 2007 by Turkish-born entrepreneur Efe Çakarel as a social network for cinephiles, with an interface specifically geared towards aesthetic design and simplicity.[9] Çakarel says that he 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.[10] In 2010, the company adopted the new name MUBI.[11]

MUBI is a curated VOD platform,[12] which shows a continually rotating line-up of 30 films at once. In 2020, MUBI launched LIBRARY, a new section that allows members to stream films that have previously been selected by its curators.[13]

MUBI is also a distributor[14] and producer[15]. Co-productions include Port Authority[16] (Danielle Lessovitz), Farewell Amor[17] (Ekwa Msangi), Mon Légionnaire (Rachel Lang), and Maniac Cop[18] (Nicolas Winding Refn).

Theatrical releases[edit]

In 2016, MUBI began releasing films theatrically in the United States and United Kingdom.

Year Film Director Release date
2016 Arabian Nights Miguel Gomes April 22, 2016 (UK)
The Blue Room Mathieu Amalric September 9, 2016 (UK)
Baden Baden Rachel Lang September 23, 2016 (UK) • November 25, 2016 (US)
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)
Weirdos Bruce McDonald May 25, 2017 (US)
Slack Bay Bruno Dumont June 16, 2017 (UK)
Mimosas Oliver Laxe August 25, 2017 (UK)
On Body and Soul Ildikó Enyedi September 22, 2017 (UK)
Félicité Alain Gomis November 10, 2017 (UK)
Wet Woman Akihiko Shiota November 17, 2017 (US)
Antiporno Sion Sono November 10, 2017 (US)
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)
Have a Nice Day Liu Jian March 23, 2018 (UK)
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda Stephen Nomura Schible July 6, 2018 (US)
The Apparition Xavier Giannoli August 3, 2018 (UK)
Touch Me Not Adina Pintilie October 19, 2018 (UK)
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot Gus Van Sant October 26, 2018 (UK)
Suspiria Luca Guadagnino November 16, 2018 (UK)
2019 Border Ali Abbasi March 8, 2019 (UK)
Under the Silver Lake David Robert Mitchell March 15, 2019 (UK)
Madeline's Madeline Josephine Decker May 10, 2019 (UK)
Knife + Heart Yann Gonzalez July 5, 2019 (UK)
LETO Kirill Serebrennikov August 16, 2019 (UK)
A Dog Called Money Seamus Murphy November 8, 2019 (UK)
2020 Bacurau Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles March 13, 2020 (UK)
State Funeral Sergei Loznitsa TBA
The Other Lamb Małgorzata Szumowska TBA

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mubi.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2018-04-04.
  2. ^ "Taking on Netflix and Amazon Prime: A spotlight on MUBI". Tech.eu. 2014-04-02. Retrieved 2019-09-04.
  3. ^ Pendlebury, Ty. "Bring on the popcorn! Mubi makes its Roku debut". CNET. Retrieved 2020-06-03.
  4. ^ "Apple TV Universal Search Now Includes MUBI, Hopster, and CW Seed". MacRumors. Retrieved 2020-06-03.
  5. ^ February 2014, Max Langridge 19. "Home". whathifi. Retrieved 2020-06-03.
  6. ^ "iTunes Store: MUBI". appstore.com.
  7. ^ "Google Play: MUBI". play.google.com.
  8. ^ "Mubi Team". Mubi.com. 2020-06-03.
  9. ^ "INTERVIEW WITH EFE CAKAREL OF THE AUTEURS | CineVegas Blog". January 13, 2009. Archived from the original on January 13, 2009.
  10. ^ Knowles, Jamillah (23 June 2012). "Why it's So Hard to Legally Stream New Movies Online". TheNextWeb.
  11. ^ "Why did we change our name to MUBI? - Film Forum on mubi.com". March 20, 2012. Archived from the original on March 20, 2012.
  12. ^ "MUBI reformats, partners with Weerasethakul, Sony Google TV, Nordisk Fund". ScreenDaily.
  13. ^ Scott, Sheena. "Movies To Watch This Weekend: The New MUBI Library Offers Hundreds Of Films". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-06-02.
  14. ^ Erbland, Kate; Erbland, Kate (2016-10-27). "Streaming Platform MUBI Is Getting Into the Theatrical Marketplace With First U.S. Release". IndieWire. Retrieved 2020-06-03.
  15. ^ Vivarelli, Nick; Vivarelli, Nick (2019-05-17). "MUBI, in Cannes With 'Port Authority,' Steps Up Production Activity (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2020-06-03.
  16. ^ Bradshaw, Peter (2019-05-18). "Port Authority review – a heartfelt and sensual trans love story". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-06-03.
  17. ^ Obenson, Tambay; Obenson, Tambay (2020-02-06). "To Become an American Filmmaker, Ekwa Msangi Found Her African Voice". IndieWire. Retrieved 2020-06-03.
  18. ^ Otterson, Joe; Otterson, Joe (2019-10-11). "Nicolas Winding Refn Sets 'Maniac Cop' Series With HBO, Canal Plus". Variety. Retrieved 2020-06-03.