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The Weekly MUBI Digest | 9th February 2019 |

The Weekly MUBI Digest | 9th February 2019 |

MUBI’s Berlinale takeover continues apace this week, with new movies from Sergei Loznitsa and Jula Murat, whereas expertise nearer to residence comes within the type of each Richard Ayoade, whose Submarine is an endearingly awkward Valentine’s Day present, and Andrea Arnold, whose masterpiece Fish Tank gained Greatest British Movie on the BAFTAs in 2010.

For these catching up with awards season on the large display, in the meantime, you need to use MUBI Go (which presents a free cinema ticket each week to its subscribers) to see If Beale Road Might Speak at collaborating cinemas.

What’s new, coming quickly and leaving quickly on the subscription service? That is your weekly MUBI Digest:


This week on MUBI

Wim Wenders: Paris, Texas – ninth February

Paris, Texas follows the mysterious, almost mute drifter Travis (a powerful Harry Dean Stanton, whose face is a panorama all its personal) as he tries to reconnect together with his younger son, dwelling together with his brother in Los Angeles, and his lacking spouse.

Awards 2019: Fish Tank – 10th February

This 2009 movie sees 15 yr previous Mia get just a little too near her mum’s boyfriend (Michael Fassbender). Shot in an house block with a uncooked immediacy, it gained the Jury Prize at Cannes – saying Andrea Arnold as considered one of Britain’s most enjoyable filmmakers. A free-wheeling, intimate drama that captures the claustrophobia of council flat dwelling, and (like lots of Arnold’s movies) captures the rolling Essex panorama with the shadow and color of a Constable portray. Excellent.

Berlinale: Pendular – 11th February

A pair composed of a male sculptor and a feminine dancer cut up their empty loft with a strip of orange tape to mark their respective working area, a divide which modifications the character of their relationship. Steadily the younger artists’ works bleed collectively and encourage each other.

Hong Sang-soo: Claire’s Digital camera – 12th February

Movie gross sales assistant Man-hee is working in Cannes however is abruptly fired midway by means of the pageant. Now unmoored, she strikes up a friendship with Claire, a French instructor and first-time customer to the pageant. By probability, Claire additionally turns into pals with Man-hee’s boss and Korean filmmaker So.

Berlinale: Victory Day – 13th February

Yearly, on the ninth of Might, individuals collect in Treptower Park in Berlin. They arrive dressed of their greatest outfits or in Soviet army uniform. They carry flags, banners and posters, they sing, dance and drink. They have fun the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany.

Submarine – 14th February

Richard Ayoade’s gently hilarious coming-of-age story is high quality naval gazing cinema.

Berlinale: Brothers of the Night time – 15th February

Smooth boys by day, kings by night time. The movie follows younger Bulgarian Roma who come to Vienna in search of freedom and a fast buck. They promote their our bodies as if that’s all that they had. What comforts them, so removed from house, is the sensation of being collectively. However the nights are lengthy and unpredictable.


Different new releases on MUBI

Awards 2019: Tyrannosaur

Olivia Colman deserved all of the awards for her heartbreaking flip in Paddy Considine’s highly effective, intense drama about home abuse, co-starring a superb (and completely loathsome) Eddie Marsan. Learn our full assessment

Awards 2019: Youngsters of Males

Alfonso Cuaron’s exceptional dystopian sci-fi, starring Clive Owen, solely feels extra related 12 years after it was launched. Learn our full evaluation

Central Airport THF

From its storied historical past glorified by the Nazis and enshrined for its position within the Berlin Airlift, Berlin’s Tempelhof might be the world’s most well-known airport. Karim Aïnouz’s putting documentary explores the important position it has in the present day, housing refugees in its astounding, repurposed structure.


Berlinale: Lodge Dallas

1980s Romania. The TV present Dallas turns into an enormous hit and evokes a younger lady to immigrate to America. Playfully mixing fiction and documentary, Lodge Dallas is a surreal parable of communism, capitalism, and the facility of artwork.

Laura Huertas Millán: Black Solar

Just like the black solar of an eclipse, Antonia is a lyrical singer of exuberant and darkish magnificence. Recovering from a suicide try in a rehabilitation establishment, all her household ties are irreparably damaged. However her sister stays deeply affected by what occurred. Might they reunite as soon as once more? MUBI kicks off a triple-bill devoted to Laura Huertas Millán with this 2016 brief documentary.

Laura Huertas Millán: La Libertad

MUBI continues its run of Laura Huertas Millán brief docs, as matriarchs assemble round a backstrap loom, a pre-Hispanic method preserved by indigenous ladies of Mesoamerica. Unfolding like a weaving of figures and the gestures making up this labor, the movie circulates between a home area, an archaeological museum, and a weavers’ cooperative.

Spike Lee: Inside Man

A troublesome detective matches wits with a crafty financial institution robber, as a tense hostage disaster is unfolding. Into the risky state of affairs comes a lady named Madeleine, a mysterious energy dealer who has a hidden agenda and threatens to push the state of affairs previous the breaking level. Wall Road, America and injustice collide in Spike Lee’s gripping financial institution heist blockbuster.

Spike Lee: Do the Proper Factor

Spike Lee’s preliminary masterpiece is an incendiary reckoning with American racism within the microcosmic neighbourhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, as we comply with a pizza supply boy over the course of the most well liked day of the yr.

MyFFF: Hold an Eye Out

MUBI begins a trio of titles from this yr’s My French Movie Pageant with Quentin Dupieux’s absurd new comedy. Maintain an Eye Out locations asinine slapstick and ingenuous dialogue within the ripe confines of a police interrogation to chaotic, hilarious and cathartic impact.

MyFFF: Let the Women Play

The true, kick-ass story of the primary feminine soccer staff in France, this comedy places the macho alpha males of the late 60s again of their place, and scores with each joke.

MyFFF: Black Tide

Dany, the Arnault household’s teenage son, has disappeared. The case is assigned to François Visconti, a world-weary and disillusioned detective. He units out to seek out the lacking teenager whereas he’s reluctant to care for his personal son, Denis, 16, who appears to be combined up in drug trafficking. Erick Zonca returns with a fiercely darkish and twisting thriller, led by an unforgettably risky Vincent Cassel.

Wim Wenders: The American Pal

Jonathan Zimmerman, an image framer who suffers from a deadly illness, crosses paths with Tom Ripley, who trafficks in cast artworks. Drawn into an underworld of shady gangsters, Zimmerman is tempted to commit homicide for a sum of cash that may make sure the welfare of his household after his dying.

Wim Wenders: Kings of the Street

A roving movie projector repairman saves the lifetime of a depressed psychologist who has pushed his automotive right into a river, they usually find yourself on the street collectively, touring from one rural German movie show to a different. Alongside the best way, the 2 males, every operating from his previous, bond over their shared loneliness.


With 2019 marking the 40th anniversary of Pleasure Division’s first album, Unknown Pleasures, return to the band’s story with Anton Corbijn’s flawlessly composed monochrome portrait of Ian Curtis, performed with depth by Sam Riley.

byNWR: Devil in Excessive Heels

This 1962 exploitation pic stars Meg Myles as Stacey Kane, a voluptuous burlesque dancer who robs her drug-addicted husband, then skips city and heads for the Massive Apple, the place she finds work at a high-end strip membership.

“The movie was the venture of a number of the important purveyors of underground S&M and fetish artwork of the time, together with producer Leonard Burtman. Found in a closed movie lab, the unique 35mm unfavourable underwent hours of painstaking repairs to image & soundtrack, which had begun to deteriorate.” –NWR

Les Undesirable de Europa

MUBI handpicks some favourites from final yr’s Rotterdam Movie Pageant, with Fabrzia Ferraro’s 2018 street film delving into the which means of exile by confronting human vulnerability with the immensity of panorama.


Spring, 1941. 16-year-old Toshihiko attends faculty within the coastal city of Karatsu, the place his aunt cares for his ailing cousin. Immersed within the seaside’s nature and tradition, Toshihiko quickly befriends the city’s different extraordinary adolescents as all of them deal with the conflict’s gravitational pull.

Hong Sang-soo: Proper Now, Fallacious Then

MUBI’s Hong Sang-soo retrospective continues together with his wickedly conceptual comedy of melancholy and life decisions. Two dueling narratives of various prospects, probability, and consequence, all of Hong’s storytelling gambits repay on this Golden Leopard winner.

Hong Sang-Soo: On the Seashore at Night time Alone

Younger-hee visits a good friend in Hamburg to nurse a damaged coronary heart with all the keenness of the romantic drifter overseas. In the meantime, again in Gangneung and with the soju flowing, Younger-hee questions the social attitudes which have punished her relationship with a married movie director.

Hong Sang-soo: Your self and Yours

Painter Youngsoo hears secondhand that his girlfriend, Minjung, has just lately had (many) drinks with an unknown man. This results in a quarrel that appears to finish their relationship. The subsequent day, he units out in quest of her, on the similar time that Minjung has a collection of encounters with unusual males.


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Final probability to stream: Titles leaving MUBI quickly

Out there till finish of: ninth February

Island of the Hungry Ghosts
Out there till finish of: 10th February

Charlie Wilson’s Warfare
Obtainable till finish of: 11th February

No one’s Daughter Haewon
Obtainable till finish of: 12th February

Alice within the Cities
Out there till finish of: 13th February

Misplaced Land
Obtainable till finish of: 14th February

The Eternals
Out there till finish of: 15th February

The Blues Brothers
Out there till finish of: 16th February

Maintain an Eye Out
Obtainable till finish of: 17th February

Let the Women Play
Obtainable till finish of: 18th February


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