I, Olga Among MUBI’s New Acquisitions


LONDON: SVOD service MUBI has added a half dozen international films to its offering, including  I, Olga, which was the Panorama opener at this year’s Berlinale.

MUBI secured the theatrical and digital rights in the U.K. and Ireland for I, Olga, which tells the story of the Czech murderess Olga Hepnarova. The 1970s-set feature will premiere in cinemas and on the service before summer 2016. MUBI also picked up the U.S., U.K. and Ireland rights for Rachel Lang’s Baden Baden, and the U.K. and Ireland rights for Eugène Green’s Son of Joseph. Both films will debut in theaters and on the service later this year.

MUBI acquired the global digital rights for El Futuro and Sueñan los Androides, which was introduced at last year’s Berlin Film Festival. Both movies will have their worldwide online premieres on the service on April 11 and 12, respectively, and will be available to view for one month. Also headed to MUBI is The Blue Room, an erotic thriller that will launch on the service later this year as a U.K./Ireland debut.

Bobby Allen, MUBI’s VP of content, said: “We are extremely excited about bringing these incredible films to our audience, fresh from the festival panorama. These exclusive digital and theatrical rights acquisitions are part of our wider strategy to bring the best of global cinema to our subscribers and we are looking forward to a very active Cannes to round up our slate.”