Mubi Takes Andrea Arnold’s Bird for U.K./Ireland

Arthouse streamer Mubi has snatched up Andrea Arnold’s Bird for the U.K. and Ireland ahead of the film’s world premiere in competition in Cannes.

Barry Keoghan, Franz Rogowski, Nykiya Adams, and Jason Buda co-star in the new drama from the American Honey and Red Road director. The film follows a 12-year-old who lives with her brother and single dad in a squat in North Kent. As she approaches puberty she seeks attention and adventure elsewhere.

Bird was produced by Tessa Ross, Juliette Howell and Lee Groombridge for House Productions (The Iron Claw, The Wonder).

Cornerstone is handling international sales for Bird and is co-repping U.S. rights with CAA Media Finance.

Recent Mubi releases include Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla, Wim Wender’s Perfect Days, Molly Manning Walker’s How to Have Sex, and Aki Kaurismäki’s Fallen Leaves, all festival hits. The streamer’s upcoming slate includes Levan Akin’s Crossing, which Mubi snatched up ahead of its world premiere at the Berlin film festival earlier this year, and Coralie Fargeat’s The Substance, another 2024 Cannes competition title.

Cannes’ 2024 edition kicks off Tuesday evening with the out-of-competition world premiere of the French comedy The Second Act, directed by Quentin Dupieux and starring Léa Seydoux and Vincent Lindon.


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