MUBI X Hedi Slimane – CELINE introduces a unique collaboration

Are you a true cinephile who has exhausted all episodes of the Simpsons on Disney Plus, binged your favorite series on Netflix, and explored countless recommendations on Amazon Prime? If so, it’s time to step into a whole new realm of cinematic excellence with MUBI. While it may have slipped your radar until now, this streaming platform is a hidden gem that demands your attention.

MUBI is not your typical streaming service. It’s a carefully curated platform dedicated to arthouse movies, offering a fresh perspective on the world of cinema. Each day, MUBI presents a handpicked selection of films, ranging from cult classics to contemporary masterpieces, showcasing the work of renowned and emerging directors from around the globe.

What makes MUBI even more enticing is its collaboration with CELINE’s esteemed art director, Hedi Slimane. With his keen eye for aesthetics and an impressive portfolio spanning multiple creative disciplines, Slimane has personally curated a collection of films that embody his unique cinematic sensibility. From Hollywood hallmarks to cult favorites and beyond, this collaboration is a true reflection of Slimane’s discerning taste in movies.

Immerse yourself in Slimane’s world as you delve into films that will captivate your imagination like never before. These carefully selected movies promise to take you on a journey through various genres, eras, and cultures, offering an escape from the mainstream. Prepare to be mesmerized by Slimane’s choices, which are sure to differ from country to country, providing an intriguing glimpse into his cinematic preferences.

Hedi Slimane is no stranger to the realm of creativity. Born in Paris in 1968, his passion for photography, particularly in black and white, ignited at the tender age of 11. Throughout his career, he has pushed boundaries and challenged conventions, making a name for himself as a trailblazing force in the fashion industry. From his iconic skinny jeans and thin black ties to his transformative work at renowned fashion houses like Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior, Slimane has consistently shaped the world of design and tailoring.

While Slimane’s creative endeavors have taken him across the globe, it is now your turn to embark on an adventure without leaving the comfort of your home. Take advantage of this perfect opportunity for self-isolation to broaden your horizons and embrace new experiences. Relax and “MUBI and chill” as you explore films carefully chosen by Slimane, allowing yourself to be transported to different times, cultures, and perspectives.

Seven years later, he decides to travel for a while, but eventually arrives back in Los Angeles and works again with Yves Saint Laurent. In 2011, his journeys inspired him to document his adventures in Anthology of a Decade. Containing of four books, this anthology also contains of photographs on music, and the arts in the U.S., Great Britain, France, Germany, and Russia. In 2018, he eventually returns to Paris and becomes artistic director at CELINE.

And just like Slimane got his creative juices flowing during all these years, why not widen your horizons during self-solation? This is the perfect time to learn, grow and prosper or just relax and “MUBI and chill”. I know we cannot travel the way Hedi Slimane did right now, nonetheless, the movies he selected may offer an escape into different times, refreshing perspectives, and inspiring visuals. Because of Slimane’s great experience with photography, design, and fashion his curation is especially compelling and unique. And even if you are not too fond of these movies:

Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)

Charade (Stanley Donen, 1963)

Laurence Anyways (Xavier Dolan, 2012)

Le Cercle Rouge (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1970)

Night Tide (Curtis Harrington, 1961)

Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984)

Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)

Pierrot Le Fou (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965)

Red Desert (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1964)

The 400 Blows (François Truffaut, 1959)

Even if you find yourself less inclined towards the movies listed below, remember that CELINE’s offer grants you one month of free access to MUBI’s entire content, including Hedi Slimane’s curated selection. However, don’t wait too long—Slimane’s picks will only be available until May 31st. So, the next time you find yourself facing another monotonous quarantine evening, let MUBI be your companion, guiding you through these challenging times with the power of storytelling and cinematic artistry.