Mubi adds Argentine films to catalog

Streaming platform Mubi will add nine independent Argentinean films to its catalog during 2017, after reaching a deal with Buenos Aires-based sales company Kino Bureau.

The deal includes the documentary “Damiana Kryygi” (Alejandro Fernández), which was awarded at the 2016 Biarritz Latin America Film Festival, the drama “About 12” and seven movies produced by Argentinean collective El Pampero Cine: Laura Citarella and Verónica Llinás’ “Dog Lady”, which compete at the 2015 Rotterdam fest; the films “The Golden Bug”, “The Parrot and The Swan” and “Castro”, all directed by Alejo Moguillansky; “Ostende” (Laura Citarella) and “Extraordinary Stories” and “Balnearios” (both directed by Mariano Llinás).

“This deal will allow our programmers to curate some of the best contemporary Latin American films at a global scale,” Mubi’s director of acquisitions Quentin Carbonell told Variety

This is the first agreement signed by Kino Bureau with a VOD platform, which gives access to a “new window, where there is room for heterogeneous proposals that usually have no place on other platforms, such as Netflix or iTunes”,  commented Rita Falcón and Juan Facchini, Kino Bureau’s directors.