As part of this initiative, 30 films will be hand-picked by Cinema Akil and Mubi on rotational selection each month and screened on https://mubi.com/cinemaakil
Dubai-based independent film house Cinema Akil, has partnered with Mubi, the VOD platform for indie films, to offer a 90-day free movie streaming starting today, April 2, 2020.
Cinema Akil is closed for now but it will be streaming films for free for three months. This 90-day free trial will also give audiences the chance to watch films offline on their IOS or Android devices. Films will be hand-picked each day and available to watch for a whole month. There will be 30 titles from a rotating selection to choose from – all free-of-charge.
The first six films available online are 3 idiots, directed by Rajkumar Kirani; Journey to the Shore Kishibe No Tabi, directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa; Ilo Ilo directed by Anthony Chen; Our Daily Bread, directed by King Vidor, Om Dar-b-Dar, directed by Kamal Swaroop; and VHS Massacre: Cult Films and the Decline of Physical Media VHS Massacre, directed by Kenneth Powell and Thomas Edward Seymour.
Speaking about the initiative, Butheina Kazim, Founder of Cinema Akil said: “We at Cinema Akil have always held the belief in community and its magical ability to pull together: this time to stay at home. During this period, we have teamed up with Mubi; the independent video-on-demand platform to bring our audiences three months of free arthouse films (30 films a month) to join them on their screens.”
Mubi also commented: “Cinema Akil is a wonderful independent cinema that we’ve been fans of for a long time, and we’re glad that we could collaborate during this time to give their members access to the great cinema at home, that we know they will love.”