Mubi has a busy Cannes. The arthouse streamer just won the Cannes contest title from Aki Kaurismäki fallen leaves, it is the festival’s fourth takeover, playing the crowd-pleasing dramedy for North America, the UK, Ireland, Latin America and Turkey after the official festival premiere.
Mubi plans to release the film theatrically in some territories. The deal for Fallen leaves was done with Mubi’s own sales subsidiary, The Match Factory, which handles all of Kaurismäki’s films.
Fallen leaves is the 20th film by the Finnish filmmaker, who won the Grand Jury Prize in 2002 and was nominated for an Oscar in 2003 for The man without a pastand in 2011 won the international FiPRESCI prize for film critics Le Havre.
The deal for Fallen leaves a shopping spree for Mubi follows on the Croisette this year. The company seized Felipe Gálvez’s Chilean Revisionist Western The settlers for North America and multiple international territories, including the UK, Latin America, Turkey, German-speaking Europe, Italy, Benelux, and India, a day after the film’s premiere at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section, and last week signed a deal for rights in North America, UK, Italy, Latin America, Turkey, India and Benelux to Rodrigo Moreno’s Argentinian comedy-drama The delinquentsanother Un Certain Regard movie.
Just before Cannes, Mubi took over all rights for North America, UK, Ireland, Italy, Latin America, Turkey and Benelux Molly Manning Walker‘s debut film How to have sexarguably the breakout title from Un Certain Regard this year.
With all of its deals, Mubi is planning select theatrical releases in key territories in addition to online arcs for the movies.