Mubi Snares Berlinale Golden Bear Winner 'On Body and Soul' for U.K. Theatrical, VOD Release

The curated VOD service also takes ‘Felicite,’ ‘Have a Nice Day’ and ‘Mimosas.’

This year’s Berlinale Golden Bear winner has found a British home. 

On Body and Soul, the romantic dramedy from Hungarian director Ildiko Enyedi, has been picked up by VOD service Mubi, which plans to release the film in cinemas and on its digital platform later this year. 

“When the film is ready you then have to let it out of your hands. You sit at home and can only hope that it will land in the hands of those that will care for it as much as you have,” said Enyedi. “It was therefore with immense joy that I found out that Mubi will look after our film. Mubi’s class, curatorial choices and their whole concept of distributing real quality is fresh, effective and impressive. To be part of this is a real honor.” 

Mubi also pounced on Silver Bear winner Felicite from Alain Gomis, fellow Berlinale title Have a Nice Day, the first Chinese animated film to compete in Berlin, and Oliver Laxe’s Mimosas, which won the Cannes Critics’ Week grand prize last year. All three also will be launched theatrically and on Mubi’s digital platform. 

SOURCE: Hollywood