Films by Jacques Demy and Alain Resnais will also feature
A criticism constantly thrown at Netflix for years has been the poor selection of classic films made available on their platform. However, Deadline today revealed that the streaming platform have partnered with French production and distribution company mk2 to offer a selection of classic titles, including work from the likes of Charlie Chaplin and François Truffaut.
50 new titles will be coming to the channel, with additional films from Jacques Demy, Alain Resnais, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Emir Kusturica, Steve McQueen all appearing. Titles by David Lynch, Michael Haneke and Xavier Dolan will also feature.
A selection of 12 Truffaut films will be the first to appear on April 24, including titles like The 400 Blows, Fahrenheit 451 and The Last Metro.
“We are very pleased that Netflix is growing on the heritage of cinema and major international auteurs with this agreement,” said mk2 CEO Nathanael Karmitz in a statement. “The role of mk2, through its catalogue of over 800 titles representing part of the world history of cinema, is to contribute to the transmission of this universal heritage of film and discover constantly these films to the largest number, the most youth. This distribution agreement is good news for all lovers of French cinema and its history.”
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