Netflix has just announced its new partnership with M2K Films. This partnership will not only revive the classics but will also be bringing in who are considered to be the best auteurs with the likes of Charlie Chaplin, François Truffaut, Jacques Demy, Alain Resnais, Krzysztof Kieślowski.
The partnership will be boasting 50 movies coming to the streaming platform from the M2K Films catalog beginning this 24th of April with the premiering of 12 Truffaut classics: Bed and Board, Fahrenheit 451, Confidentially Yours, Jules and Jim, Love on the Run, Shoot the Piano Player, Stolen Kisses, The 400 Blows, The Last Metro, The Soft Skin, The Woman Next Door, and Two English Girls.
Actually, Netflix has been taking part in these films when it first started out as a small streamer. One of its titles saw Fahrenheit 451, but when Netflix became a dominant force on the business side of the streaming, the company chose to neglect the titles instead and focus on the latest offerings instead.
“We are very pleased that Netflix is growing on the heritage of cinema and major international auteurs with this agreement,” MK2 CEO Nathanael Karmitz said in a statement. “The role of MK2, through its catalog 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.”
“We are pleased to offer our members a selection of masterpieces after the catalog MK2. These films’ heritage are universal and will always remain an inspiration both for our members and for the writers and directors we work with today,” Netflix acquisition director Sara May stated.
“Through this collaboration, the masterpieces of cinema will be rediscovered by both seasoned moviegoers and the general public, especially the young generation eager to visit these essential movies of world cinema heritage. The contribution of MK2 is unique because, more than a catalog, it is a collection that is based on true artistic choice.”