In amongst the news which sent shockwaves throughout the Auteurs community (except through those of us that don’t care) was the announcement that lots of Agnès Varda films would be available to watch here at Mubi soon (Did it say the 18th? I forget). Are these still on the way? When can I expect to follow up on Lion’s Love?
The films are here
I just filmed/interviewed her about her retrospective on The Auteurs, so the answer is yes: ici LE CINÉMA D’AGNÈS VARDA.
… and its on THE AUTEURS… fuck yeah!
They’ve got Documenteur!! See it, people, see it, spend that pound.
And we’ve got many more, her whole body of work!
Nice job T, looking forward to watching the interview
this is brilliant! just got to fit in a few between cup viewings. i’ve suddenly remembered that i love agnès
This is such great news! I hope some other little distribuition companies find the initiative attractive enough to find in here a fair way to promote their films and achieve a wider world audience.
Truly thankful to Mubi to make it happen! :) Thanks. You see, it’s not all about the naming…
Brilliant! Thanks to everyone who made this happen :D
This is incredible. Finally what pushed me to actually buy a subscription.
http://www.theauteurs.com/agnes-varda — what is this? It says “theauteurs” in the top corner when I go to this screen…
Mubi might be best described as the social network and VOD platform/engine itself. The Auteurs might best be described as high-end content relating to Auteur cinema. These two things have been delineated. Both exist parallel to each other.
15:27 Cannes time, Mar 18th 2010.
—Efe is finishing a meeting and will be here shortly with an announcement that will make sense of all this.
Hmm, interesting. Also Salut les cubains is competing in the first round of the Directors World Cup 2010. Don’t forget to see it and vote! This should be exciting.
Even Agnes Varda is fighting for The Auteurs!
LOVE! Oh Agnes
Ahh!! Good one User de Faux-Fuyants
She is so adorable :)
Yes! I can’t wait to watch all of these! Thank you Auteurs and Agnes for making this happen
I like how Binoche is trying to get in on the photo, she’s like “Oh Hai dere!”
Besides Varda, could someone identify the other people in the picture with her? Also, where is this picture from exactly? When was this taken – before or after the name change?
Love the hand-made sign Varda is holding – ha! Curioser and curioser…
Found this recent news item on Varda at imdb that explains who is in the picture. I thought that looked life Efe…See Varda’s own comments in second paragraph.
Mubi CEO Efe Cakarel has made a major move: partnering with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (Scee) to put the global online cinema site Mubi (nee The Auteurs) on Sony PlayStations in Europe, Scandinavia, Australia and New Zealand. Cakarel made the announcement at a Majestic press conference, along with Andrew House (CEO of Scee), Hengameh Panahi (CEO of Celluloid Dreams) and director Agnès Varda. Mubi will be available on PS3s in the U.K., Ireland, France, and Germany this fall, but will not broaden to 18 more countries until spring. House says he is taking a wait and see attitude about when to launch in the U.S. and Japan. Talks are ongoing. Consumers can download Mubi films for free with ads, pay on a PPV basis, or subscribe for unlimited access to the Mubi library. In Europe the pay-as-you-go model is 3 Euros; in the U.K., 3 pounds.
“You are opening up the world,” Varda said to Cakarel on the way into the conference. The veteran French filmmaker is putting her entire oeuvre on Mubi—but admits that she (like many other fans of the site) resists the recent name change to a more global-friendly brand. Panahi insisted that Mubi will remain committed to its niche of high-quality films, and that the Auteurs label will continue to exist on the site"
but admits that she (like many other fans of the site) resists the recent name change to a more global-friendly brand. Panahi insisted that Mubi will remain committed to its niche of high-quality films, and that the Auteurs label will continue to exist on the site
Note the bold extract. So, that’s why Varda is holding up a sign saying the auteurs! Looks like the auteurs is still to be part of this site. Hooray for that!
I just came in my pants.
And if Agnes Varda is interested enough to have an opinion on the name-change, I bet she’s interested enough to have a secret screen-name on here. Where are you Agnes?
Also from the article:
>For two-year-old Mubi, this deal opens up its 1000 curated high-quality classic, indie and foreign titles
1000 titles? Wow. A quick check reveals we get about 250 here (I think). Does Europe really have a 1000 films available on Mubi already? That’s awesome.
PS3 streaming is a great step. Not everyone can hook their computers up to the TV, you know. All the films here look fantastic on the big screen and the PS3 is one of the most popular VOD streamers out there. Makes sense to me (although, not owning a PS3 I’ll still have to get films to my TV via ‘fair use’…).
The photo is from the press conference I filmed. I have a full video of the whole event, and Agnes speaking, and the mystery behind her holding the Auteurs sign will be revealed.
The other people in the photo are : from L to R
Hengameh Panahi, Producer and CEO of Celluloid Dreams.
Efe Cakarel, CEO of Mubi
Agnes Varda, Film Director
and the Andrew House CEO of SCEE
Is Hengameh Panahi any connection to Jafar?
I am very disappointed to discover that a number of these films are without subtitles. I had been looking forward to seeing some stuff by one of my favorite directors, but films like The Creatures and Jane B. by Agnes V. are inaccessible to me without subtitles.
Is this something that will possibly come at a later stage?
Damn, I didn’t notice that. Guess I’ll have to illegally find some subtitles someplace.
So much for The Auteurs weaning me off a life of crime…
Really wish I could watch The Creatures!