Magazine article Screen International

MUBI Picks Up Berlin, Cannes Movies

Magazine article Screen International

MUBI Picks Up Berlin, Cannes Movies

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On Body And Soul, Félicité among UK acquisitions.

Streaming service MUBI has picked up a quartet of Berlin and Cannes titles for exclusive theatrical and VOD release in the UK.

From Films Boutique, the company picked up Berlin Golden Bear winner On Body And Soul by Ildikó Enyedi.

The Hungarian drama, which also won the Fipresci prize, chart the story of two introverted people, both workers in a meat-processing plant, who find out by chance that they share the same dream every night.

They are puzzled, incredulous and frightened. As they begin to accept this strange coincidence, they try to recreate in broad daylight what happens in their shared dreams.

From Jour2Fete, the company has acquired Alain Gomis' Berlin Silver Bear grand jury prize-winner Félicité.

The movie charts the story of a free-willed woman working as a singer in a bar in Kinshasa whose life is thrown into turmoil when her 14-year-old son falls victim to an accident. To save him, she sets out on a breakneck race through the streets of Kinshasa.

Also competing at Berlin was Chinese animation Have A Nice Day by Liu Jian, the story of a city in southern China and how a bag containing a million yuan draws several people from diverse backgrounds with different personal motives into a bloody conflict. …

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