Mubi, in Cannes With ‘Port Authority,’ Steps Up Production Activity (Exclusive)

Published on May 17, 2019

Streaming service Mubi — whose first production, transgender love story “Port Authority” from first-time director Danielle Lessovitz, is in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard — is stepping up film production activity. It now has plans for a 10-picture slate, including a film from French director Rachel Lang.

Mubi has boarded Lang’s “Mon Legionnaire,” her follow-up to “Baden Baden,” which launched in 2016 at Berlin and was Mubi’s first U.S. theatrical release. “Legionnaire,” a drama set against the backdrop of the Foreign Legion, is currently shooting.

Efe Cakarel, CEO of the arthouse streaming service, said he was delighted with Un Certain Regard’s plum Saturday evening slot for the premiere of “Port Authority,” which Mubi boarded in the development stage and co-financed with Rodrigo Teixeira’s Rt Features and Martin Scorsese’s Sikelia, which executive produced. Wme and France’s MK2 are selling the pic in Cannes, handling U.S. and international,

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Author: Nick Vivarelli