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MUBI acquires additional areas in the Era Sachs “corridors”.

Global distributor and producer of independent refrigerators MUBI has secured all rights in several key European territories to “Passages”, the erotic drama by Ira Sachs that bowed with excitement at Sundance and had its European premiere at the Berlin Film Festival.

Following the world premiere of “Arcade” at Sundance MUBI last month, we snapped up all the US, UK, Ireland and Latin American rights to the beloved American indie director’s first feature filmed in France.

Now MUBI has acquired additional European territories on the “lanes” including Germany, Austria, Italy, Turkey and the Benelux countries. The Benelux minivan is in partnership with Imagine Film Distribution of Belgium.

In line with MUBI’s business model, which is open to integrate theatrical play and live broadcasts, MUBI will launch “Passages” theatrically in these regions, according to a company representative.

A statement said that the “corridors” deal for these areas was concluded between MUBI and SBS Films International, the sales arm of producer Saeed bin Saeed’s SBS production company, during the Berlin Festival.

Corridors, produced by Saeed Bin Saeed and Michel Merkett.

Set in contemporary Paris, Passages sees a German director named Thomas (Franz Rogowski) impulsively embark on a love affair with a young schoolteacher named Agathe (Adèle Exarchopoulos), jeopardizing his relationship with his husband Martin (Ben Whishaw) and in turn starting his relationship off-limits. marriage.

praising the film, diverse Critic Peter Debruge described “Passages” as “a brutally honest portrait of a train-wreck affair in which an openly gay director ruins his marriage—and possibly his life—by falling in love with a woman”.

Recent and upcoming MUBI releases include Park Chan-wook’s Golden Globe and BAFTA-nominated Decision to Departure. BAFTA winner Charlotte Wells’ “Aftersun,” and Oscar-nominated Lukas Dhont’s “Close.”


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