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“It was a myth… No one had ever seen it.” —Nicolas Winding Refn on The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds

Welcome to the world of byNWR


Born from Nicolas Winding Refn’s passion for the rare, the forgotten and the unknown, byNWR breathes new life into the culturally intriguing and influential. Home to cultural ephemera created by an array of Guest Editors and contributors, our beautifully restored and revived cinematic gems inspire a world of original content, where we share, enjoy and look to the future with hope, prosperity and the idea that culture is for everyone.

MUBI has joined forces with byNWR to give you exclusive early access to the restored films.

Hot Thrills and Warm Chills

Dale Berry United States, 1967

expired 15 days ago

“Since the original negative of this film is lost, this restoration was carried out digitally from the only two 35mm prints known to exist. Painstaking digital correction, hand painting and repair work was done to provide the best result, still keeping a connection to the physical ‘artifact’.” —NWR

The Nest of the Cuckoo Birds

Bert Williams United States, 1965

expired 19 days ago

“After a very limited release, the film vanished without a trace, leaving only its ad campaign to back up that it ever existed. In the early 2000s, through a twist of fate, a print was discovered. Now, fully digitally restored, it is presented to audiences for the first time in over 50 years.” —NWR

Life is too short for bad films

Every day we hand-pick a beautiful new film and you have a whole month to watch it, so there’s always 30 perfectly curated films to discover.