This is excellent news that will delight movie buffs! Netflix has signed an agreement with MK2 to broadcast 50 author’s films on the platform. The American giant thus offers directors like François Truffaut, Charlie Chaplin, Alain Resnais, David Lynch, Emir Kusturica, Jacques Demy, Michael Haneke, Xavier Dolan, Steve McQueen or Krzysztof Kieslowski.
The first works will land from Friday April 24. Other heritage films will then be added to the catalog throughout the year. From this weekend, Internet users will be able to see 12 feature films by François Truffaut among the 21 made by the filmmaker. The 400 shots, Shoot the pianist, Jules and Jim, Fahrenheit 451, The Last Metro … this weekend, you can enjoy the classics of the maestro.
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After Truffaut, the other directors mentioned above will also have their films available on Netflix in the coming months. The streaming platform, sometimes criticized for its lack of classic cultural works, therefore strikes a big blow with this announcement. Nathanaël Karmitz, Chairman of the MK2 Management Board, describes this partnership as “good news for all French people who love cinema and its history.”
As for the director of acquisitions and co-productions for France and Italy at Netflix, Sara May, she says she is happy to acquire heritage films with a universal scope. “They will always remain a source of inspiration both for our members and for the authors and directors with whom we collaborate today.”