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Film of the day
  • CABALLERANGO

    Juan Pablo González Mexico, 2018

    Attentive to the sounds and rhythms of village life, Mexican director Juan Pablo González documents rural traditions on the brink of disappearance. In beautiful long takes and told through multiple perspectives, this ethereal documentary remains rooted in an exploration of grief and community.

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  • EASTER EGGS

    Nicolas Keppens Belgium, 2020

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    Don’t be fooled by the bright colors and exotic parrots, Nicolas Keppens brings out the pain and poignancy of a toxic male friendship in this idiosyncratic animated short—a big hit at Berlinale. Imagine Beavis and Butt-head as despondent Belgian hipsters with big dreams, and you’re getting close.

  • CYCLING THE FRAME

    Cynthia Beatt West Germany, 1988

    THE ONE AND ONLY: TILDA
    SWINTON

    Cycling through 1980s Berlin, Tilda Swinton is a serene presence in Cynthia Beatt’s psychogeographical short, in which movement and stagnation collide. The juxtaposition of placid ponds and lush gardens against concrete buildings and border checks conjures the paradoxes that run alongside the Wall.

  • BETWEEN TWO DAWNS

    Selman Nacar Turkey, 2021

    A MUBI Release
    VIEWFINDER

    Heralding an exciting new voice in world cinema, Selman Nacar’s assured debut is an intense slice-of-life about the power dynamics woven through a family-owned factory. Shot in the realist vein of Asghar Farhadi, Nacar brings to life the moral dilemmas of his characters with subtlety and verve.

  • SHADOW

    Zhang Yimou China, 2018

    Reimagining the fabled Three Kingdoms era, Zhang Yimou’s glorious wuxia epic pairs palace intrigue with mesmeric swordfights, conjuring the beauty and terror of the struggle for power among men. Dappled with hues of white and grey, the elegant color palette heightens the grisliness of bloodshed.

  • I AM LOVE

    Luca Guadagnino Italy, 2009

    Adorned in immaculately tailored ensembles, Tilda Swinton embodies the quiet fragility of a housewife locked inside the gilded cage of luxury. Dazzling the senses, Luca Guadagnino’s forbidden romance revives the emotionally expressive style of 1950s melodramas, proving the genre’s timeless vitality.

  • JANE BY CHARLOTTE

    Charlotte Gainsbourg France, 2021

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    MUBI SPOTLIGHT

    A luminous study of her iconic mother Jane Birkin, Charlotte Gainsbourg’s directorial debut is so startlingly intimate that it feels as if we are eavesdropping on family secrets. Shedding their mythologized image, the celebrated duo mull on love and loss as they leaf through extraordinary memories.

  • CORPUS CHRISTI

    Jan Komasa Poland, 2019

    A stunning tale of faith and redemption, Jan Komasa’s Oscar®-nominated drama features a gut punch of a performance from Bartosz Bielenia. Echoing the central tension between devotion and deception, the setting of a rural village harbors undercurrents of restless turmoil beneath its pastoral façade.

  • I AM NOT MADAME BOVARY

    Feng Xiaogang China, 2016

    Pairing one of China’s most successful commercial filmmakers with one of its biggest stars, this formally adventurous morality play from Feng Xiaogang is a captivating Kafkaesque epic. With a terrific lead in Fan Bingbing, I Am Not Madame Bovary mounts a withering crusade against state bureaucracy.

  • PUBLIC TOILET AFRICA

    Kofi Ofosu-Yeboah Ghana, 2021

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    FESTIVAL FOCUS: LOCARNO
    FILM FESTIVAL

    Evoking the vitality of African New Wave gem Touki Bouki, this pulpy revenge tale marks the bold and visually arresting debut of Ghanaian filmmaker Kofi Ofosu-Yeboah. A spunky genre mash-up of road movie and gangster film that’s alive to the music of Afrobeat and the rhythms of present-day Accra.

  • SQUISH!

    Tulapop Saenjaroen Thailand, 2021

    A MUBI Release
    BRIEF ENCOUNTERS

    Pleasure literally oozes from this vivid short, which bubbles with references from kawaii to politics, wellness culture and mental health. Emerging artist Tulapop Saenjaroen melds animation and live action into a slippery, slimy concoction in this one-of-a-kind celebration of the joys of creating.

  • THE GOLDEN GLOVE

    Fatih Akın Germany, 2019

    Drawn from the real-life story of a serial killer who terrorised Hamburg’s red-light district, this pungent character study from Fatih Akin is not for the faint of heart. With a vividly inhabited performance from Jonas Dassler, The Golden Glove is unflinching in its fetid portrayal of national rot.

  • ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING

    Andrew Dominik United Kingdom, 2016

    Andrew Dominik’s deeply personal documentary—his first with music legend Nick Cave—cracks open to reveal the fresh and tender underside of grief. Amid a kaleidoscopic collage of cinematic tricks, Cave’s hardened star persona starts to peel away, leaving us as witnesses to an unforgettable encounter.

  • ENTERTAINMENT

    Rick Alverson United States, 2015

    Referencing his iconic Neil Hamburger character, Gregg Turkington is a beautiful trainwreck of a comedian in Rick Alverson’s dark parable on the entertainment industry. Featuring a stellar cast including John C. Reilly, this Lynchian road trip to nowhere extracts humor out of misery—and vice versa.

  • HOLY EMY

    Araceli Lemos Greece, 2021

    A sumptuous and chilling debut, Araceli Lemos’s powerful portrait of sisterhood blends mysticism and Cronenbergian horror to examine ideas of Otherness in Greek society. With its infinite capacity for transformation, the female body is portrayed as a site of both beauty and subversive monstrosity.

  • OUR ETERNAL SUMMER

    Émilie Aussel France, 2021

    Émilie Aussel’s assured debut feature offers a radiant portrait of a blissful, lethargic summer that is abruptly interrupted by grief. Our Eternal Summer takes the coming-of-age film on a beach holiday, while offering a poignant reminder of how brief, and how beautiful, adolescence can be.

  • NEST

    Hlynur Palmason Denmark, 2022

    A MUBI Release
    BRIEF ENCOUNTERS

    With a year at home with his children suddenly on his hands, Icelandic rising star Hlynur Pálmason forged his own microcosmic utopia with this warm and whimsical short. Exquisitely capturing the changing seasons on 35mm, Nest is a tactile wonder charged with the untamed energy of its young cast.

  • ICHI THE KILLER

    Takashi Miike Japan, 2001

    Following the needling horrors of Audition, Takashi Miike cemented his reputation for gonzo extremity with this provocative manga adaptation. With an iconic antagonist in Tadanobu Asano, Ichi the Killer is an irrepressibly kinetic and genuinely subversive ode to “the greatest pervert of all!”

  • DONA FLOR AND HER TWO HUSBANDS

    Bruno Barreto Brazil, 1976

    Made during Brazil’s military dictatorship, Bruno Barreto’s magic realist feature is sensual and darkly comedic, propelling Sônia Braga from soap star to national deity. For a deep dive into the film’s legacy, this liberating tale of female desire is explored in episode 3 of the MUBI Podcast.

  • BLACK COAL, THIN ICE

    Diao Yi'nan China, 2014

    THE ELECTRIC DARK: TWO
    NEO-NOIRS BY DIAO YINAN

    A contemporary Chinese film noir, Yinan Diao’s dark detective thriller is both brutal, incendiary cultural criticism and gorgeously realized filmmaking. Produced by fellow filmmaker Vivian Qu (Trap Street, Angels Wear White), and winner of the Golden Bear at the 2014 Berlinale.

  • LOS CONDUCTOS

    Camilo Restrepo Colombia, 2020

    After several astonishing shorts, Camilo Restrepo’s feature debut confirms him as a visionary filmmaker. This nocturnal punk western is a hallucinatory descent into the catacombs of Colombia’s relationship with violence: Los Conductos doesn’t hide its anger, but rather turns it into visceral cinema.

  • A LETTER FROM YENE

    Manthia Diawara 2022

    Homing in on a Senegalese fishing village, Manthia Diawara sifts curiously through the cultural detritus of our changing relationship to the natural world. For its global streaming premiere, this essay on a changing coastline drags up difficult questions of complicity with refreshing candor.

  • ADOLESCENTS

    Sébastien Lifshitz France, 2019

    WHEN I GROW UP: A
    SÉBASTIEN LIFSHITZ DOUBLE BILL

    Much like Boyhood, Sébastien Lifshitz artfully embeds the process of growing up into this award-winning documentary, which deftly chronicles the lives of two teenage girls over five years. A poignant look at the bliss and agony of teenage girlhood and the forks in the path of coming of age.

  • WILDERNESS

    Doug Aitken United States, 2022

    A MUBI Release
    BRIEF ENCOUNTERS

    A cinematic meeting point between nature and technology, Doug Aitken’s unearthly short is enfolded in evocative hymns whose voices are eerily AI-generated. Glimmering phone screens might have replaced the starry Milky Way, yet the famous Venice Beach still hums with the vibrancy of human activities.

  • THE SINFUL NUNS OF SAINT VALENTINE

    Sergio Grieco Italy, 1974

    SINFUL SISTERS:
    NUNSPLOITATION FILMS

    Gleefully sacrilegious, Sergio Grieco’s nunsploitation epic dials up the kink factor, putting a naughty twist on the classic Romeo and Juliet tale. Throw in a sadistic Mother Superior, some whipping, plus a steady flow of heaving bosoms and you’ve got yourself an outrageous Italian sleaze fest!

  • BY THE GRACE OF GOD

    François Ozon France, 2018

    While seemingly an outlier in the filmography of a director best known for his psychosexual thrillers, this scathing indictment of the Catholic church carries the riveting energy of his best genre work. Fast-paced and stunningly acted, By the Grace of God hurtles toward its damning revelations.

  • DRUG WAR

    Johnnie To Hong Kong, 2012

    An edge-of-your-seat police procedural from Johnnie To, this relentlessly exciting thriller finds the genre maestro operating at the top of his game. Barely pausing for breath in its cat-and-mouse rampage through a morally-skewed universe, Drug War is a masterclass in action staging and efficiency.

  • ATTENBERG

    Athina Rachel Tsangari Greece, 2010

    ATHINA RACHEL TSANGARI:
    A DOUBLE BILL

    Athina Rachel Tsangari fulfils the promise of the Greek New Wave with this unclassifiably weird and provocative sophomore feature. A deadpan, off-kilter look at familial disfunction, estrangement, and sexual inexperience, Attenberg doubles up as state-of-the nation commentary on modern Greece.

  • THIS MAY BE THE LAST TIME

    Sterlin Harjo United States, 2014

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    With a family mystery at its center, this spellbinding documentary from Native American filmmaker Sterlin Harjo relies on tribal music as a compass for the past. Chronicling the history of oppression in the US, hymns of love and remembrance also attest to the resilience of persecuted communities.

  • NORTH TERMINAL

    Lucrecia Martel Argentina, 2021

    A MUBI Release
    BRIEF ENCOUNTERS

    Turning to the grounding powers of nature and artistic solidarity, Lucrecia Martel’s documentary short carves a soulful reprieve from the uncertainties of the outside world. Vibrating through the woodlands of Salta, songs of freedom and resistance create a sonic haven against conservative doctrines.