The acclaimed Danish director of modern classics ‘Pusher’ and ‘Drive’, Nicolas Winding Refn has curated an exclusive season of films for MUBI, the subscription video-on-demand service.
Nicolas visited MUBI HQ in London on a recent press tour to promote his new film ‘The Neon Demon’, a hallucinatory dissection of the LA fashion season starring Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Christina Hendricks and Keanu Reeves.
Whilst there, Nicolas picked out a selection of his favourite films which over the years have inspired and excited him. The season begins on the service starting from July 1st and ending July 7th, just ahead of the release of ‘The Neon Demon’ in cinemas on 8th July.
His curated films are:
SUSPIRIA – Dario Argento (1977) – Available on MUBI from 1 July for 30 days
LA DOLCE VITA – Federico Fellini (1960) – Available on MUBI from 2 July for 30 days
CLOVERFIELD – Matt Reeves (2008) – Available on MUBI from 3 July for 30 days
THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN – Terence Fisher (1957) – Available on MUBI from 4 July for 30 days
TO DIE FOR – Gus Van Sant (1995) – Available on MUBI from 5 July for 30 days
LE SILENCE DE LA MER – Jean-Pierre Melville (1949) – Available on MUBI from 6 July for 30 days
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE – Tobe Hooper (1974) – Available on MUBI from 7 July for 30 days
Later in the month MUBI will also host a retrospective of the visionary director’s work, including: ‘Pusher’, ‘Drive’, ‘Only God Forgives’ and ‘My Life Directed By Nicolas Winding Refn’.
Efe Cakarel, Founder and CEO of MUBI commented: “We are honoured to announce Nicolas Winding Refn as the first ever guest curator of MUBI. Featuring 7 selections over 7 days ‘HAND PICKED by Nicolas Winding Refn’ will start on July 1. It will be an amazing week of great cinema.”
Watch Nicolas discuss his MUBI choices here:
His Earliest Memory Of Cinema
Curating MUBI & Talking Influences