As the Berlin International Film Festival gets underway abroad this week, you might be feeling a little left out of the buzz. Worry not, because streaming curator MUBI has made Berlinale shorts available to a global audience for the first time.
In spirit of the 60th anniversary of Berlin’s Golden Bear for shorts, a curated selection of the fest’s winning films is now streaming on the site. Highlights include last year’s “As Long as Shotguns Remain,” making its exclusive international VOD debut; the busy Duplass Brothers’ “The Intervention” and more.
The presentation follows distribution deals signed by MUBI with studios eOne, Icon and StudioCanal to make titles including Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s “Amelie,” Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive” and Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Conversation” available for MUBI audiences in the UK.
Here’s the full list of Berlinale shorts currently screening for MUBI subscribers:
As Long as Shotguns Remain – https://mubi.com/films/as-long-as-shotguns-remain
Director: Jonathan Vinel and Caroline Poggi
Synopsis:It’s damned hot. Streets are oddly empty. Palms are suffering and shot guns crying. Joshua wants to die but doesn’t want to leave his brother Mael alone. Meanwhile he meets with a gang: the Icebergs.
The Intervention – https://mubi.com/films/the-intervention
Writer: Mark Duplass
Director: Jay Duplass
Country: United States
Synopsis: A group of friends gather for an intervention to try and help Steve come out of the closet.
The Runaway/La Fugue – https://mubi.com/films/the-runaway–3
Winner 2013, directed by Jean-Bernard Marlin
A social worker at a center for juvenile offenders must bring one of the girls to court for her sentencing
(A)Torsion – https://mubi.com/films/atorzija
Director: Stefan Arsenijević
Synopsis: During the siege of Sarajevo, for many people the only connection to the outside world was a secret passage. Once, the tunnel represented the last chance for a choir to leave the besieged city for a European tour.