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Film of the day
  • FISH TANK

    Andrea Arnold United Kingdom, 2009

    CANNES TAKEOVER

    Fish Tank kickstarted Michael Fassbender’s acting career, but it was newcomer Katie Jarvis who stole the show with her raw and volatile portrayal of a teenager’s search for transcendence amid poverty. This beautiful, explosive portrait of innocence lost won Andrea Arnold the Cannes Jury Prize.

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  • SNOWY BING BONGS ACROSS THE NORTH STAR COMBAT ZONE

    Rachel Wolther, Alex H. Fischer United States, 2017

    Backed by the Daniels, Rachel Wolther and Alex H. Fischer’s out-of-this-world wonder soars with a joyous, feminist energy. Across wild vignettes of absurdist dance pieces and skits involving beach balls and alien sheep, the cosmic, the comic, and the plain weird giddily ricochet in perfect chaos.

  • PETER AND THE FARM

    Tony Stone United States, 2016

    THE UNUSUAL SUBJECTS

    Chronicling a year in the life of Vermont farmer Peter Dunning, this determinedly present-tense documentary offers an intimate glimpse into a troubled man’s hermetic existence. Unflinching in its depiction of the ardors of ranch life, Peter and the Farm is a fascinating study in social reclusion.

  • PALO ALTO

    Gia Coppola United States, 2013

    You’re certainly familiar with Francis and Sofia Coppola, but there’s already a third generation bursting onto the scene. In her directorial debut, Gia—granddaughter of “the Godfather”—assuredly adapts James Franco’s short stories to deliver an exquisite, darkly moving portrait of high-school life.

  • OSLO, AUGUST 31ST

    Joachim Trier Norway, 2011

    A reworking of Louis Malle’s French New Wave classic The Fire Within, Joachim Trier’s Cannes hit about a young man’s fade-out is a triumph of sensitive insight and observation. A smart, sharp portrait that manages to find within its heavy subject matter these revelatory moments of warmth.

  • THE GROUND BENEATH MY FEET

    Marie Kreutzer Austria, 2019

    Navigating a corporate world reminiscent of Toni Erdmann, director Marie Kreutzer enters unsettling territory in this riveting look at business culture, mental illness and gender expectations. A surgically precise psychodrama anchored by a chilling tension between the personal and the professional.

  • YOU'VE NEVER BEEN COMPLETELY HONEST

    Joey Izzo United States, 2022

    Fusing 16mm reenactments and phantasmagoric animation, Joey Izzo’s gut-punching documentary short must be seen to be believed. A terrifying account of the physical and psychological torture behind the cult of 1970s business seminars, the film charts a dark, lesser-known side of self-help culture.

  • HAPPY HOUR

    Ryusuke Hamaguchi Japan, 2015

    Don’t balk at the run-time: this is worth it. Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s compassionate drama of four thirty-something women offers rare emotional and psychological intimacy in its group portrait of these friends. Its ambitious and immersive storytelling make it one of the best-kept secrets of 2010s cinema.

  • MIAMI CONNECTION

    Park Woo-Sang, Y.K. Kim United States, 1987

    A joyous celebration of friendship and a cinematic overdose of ‘80s B-movie aesthetics lend Miami Connection its unique charm. This international cult hit is a symphony of bad taste, goofy humor, and stunning martial-arts sequences, with live musical performances from Orlando’s Dragon Sound.

  • THE SQUARE

    Ruben Östlund Sweden, 2017

    Following his hit Force Majeure, Sweden’s Ruben Östlund won the Palme d’Or for this even more ambitious and acerbic satire, a biting dark comedy taking square aim at the bourgeois contemporary art world. An excoriating, painfully funny film, featuring Claes Bang and Elisabeth Moss.

  • FORCE MAJEURE

    Ruben Östlund Sweden, 2014

    Before he won his Palme d’Or for The Square, Ruben Östlund sparked fervor in the festival’s Un Certain Regard section with the marriage drama Force Majeure. Provocative, insightful and at times excruciating—a frequently hilarious study of instinct, etiquette, and a family man’s masculinity.

  • GREAT FREEDOM

    Sebastian Meise Austria, 2021

    A MUBI Release
    VIEWFINDER

    Unearthing heartrending chapters of queer history in post-war Germany, Sebastian Meise’s moving drama harnesses the healing power of intimacy that blooms in defiance of systematic oppression. Franz Rogowski mesmerizes with a powerhouse performance in this absorbing tale of resilience and resistance.

  • R100

    Hitoshi Matsumoto Japan, 2013

    A salaryman seeking kinky thrills gets more than he bargained for in this madcap adventure in perversity from Japanese director Hitoshi Matsumoto. With its disco numbers, spy-movie escapades, and army of ninja dominatrices, R100 is a surreal sex comedy that defies any attempts at categorization.

  • TIME PIECE

    Jim Henson United States, 1965

    BEING GREEN: JIM
    HENSON'S EARLY SHORTS

    Putting the Muppets to one side, Jim Henson set out to make his big screen mark with this energetic, 9-minute wonder. A surrealist stream-of-consciousness bolstered by cutout animation and a percussive score, Time Piece proved an arthouse hit, earning an Oscar® nomination for Best Live Action Short!

  • OUR LADY OF THE NILE

    Atiq Rahimi France, 2019

    A bracing adaptation of Rwandan author Scholastique Mukasonga’s bestselling novel, Our Lady of the Nile examines the underpinnings of the 1994 genocide. With striking authenticity, writer-director Atiq Rahimi’s searing drama maps the cultural terrain in which the seeds of atrocity were sewn.

  • LOVE STEAKS

    Jakob Lass Germany, 2013

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    FRANZ ROGOWSKI: THE MAN
    OF THE HOUR

    Inspired by Dogme 95, Jakob Lass filmed Love Steaks in a luxury hotel with two professional actors—including Franz Rogowski—playing alongside the establishment’s real staff. Combining improvisation with a planned narrative, this unusual love story dazzles with its raw energy and tragicomic flair.

  • EVERYBODY STREET

    Cheryl Dunn United States, 2013

    American photographer Cheryl Dunn pays her dues with this joyfully chaotic tribute to the street photographers that made the pavements of New York their art. Capturing the grit and chaos of city life, Everybody Street doesn’t shy away from the risks involved in shooting real life, up-close.

  • TRANSIT

    Christian Petzold Germany, 2018

    Christian Petzold (Barbara) boldly transforms Anna Seghers’ WW2 novel into a haunting period film set in an ambiguous present. A stirring melodrama of love during oppression, Transit is every bit as scintillating as Casablanca, thanks in part to the outstanding duo of Franz Rogowski and Paula Beer.

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    MUBI SPOTLIGHT

    Open-hearted and disarmingly candid, this deep dive into the hopes and fears that Italian youths harbor for the future doubles as a road trip through the country’s scenic wonders. A collective effort from three of Italy’s most exciting filmmakers, the luminous 16mm footage exudes a modern nostalgia.

  • IN THE AISLES

    Thomas Stuber Germany, 2018

    Two extraordinary performers, Franz Rogowski and Sandra Hüller (Toni Erdmann) concoct a tender and bittersweet romance in Thomas Stuber’s discerning workplace drama. Flanked by towering aisles and whirring forklifts, compassion and camaraderie kindly soothe the monotony of the blue-collar grind.

  • MARIJA

    Michael Koch Germany, 2016

    Leaving in 14 days

    A stark look at the economic hardship endured by immigrants living on the fringes in Germany, Michael Koch’s formidable debut is a powerful portrayal of women’s resilience in the face of relentless precarity. Margarita Breitkreiz’s bracing performance is the beating heart of this unforgiving tale.

  • ENVIAR Y RECIBIR

    Cosmo Salovaara United States, 2021

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    Described by director Cosmo Salovaara as mixing “a tragic Curb Your Enthusiasm episode and an Aki Kaurismäki movie,” this playful short smartly toys with gender stereotypes. Embodying the carelessness of fast fashion, a pink satin dress amusingly transforms into an object of obsession and anxiety.

  • LUZIFER

    Peter Brunner Austria, 2021

    Accomplishing a delicate balance between childlike wonder and rage, Franz Rogowski is transfixing in Peter Brunner’s feral parable on fanaticism and lost innocence. Enveloped in the loneliness of the Austrian Alps, this Ulrich Seidl production finds the limits of motherly love pushed to extremes.

  • DEATH OF NINTENDO

    Raya Martin United States, 2020

    A vibrant time capsule of Manila in the 1990s, Raya Martin’s coming-of-age comedy is peppered with shenanigans, overprotective moms and, above all, an utter devotion to the magic of Nintendo. Featuring a charismatic young cast, this uplifting ode to boyhood bonds is a loveable blast from the past.

  • FAMILY ROMANCE, LLC

    Werner Herzog United States, 2019

    A MUBI Release
    LUMINARIES

    Join us on a surreal adventure with indefatigable globetrotting auteur, Werner Herzog. Filmed guerrilla-style in Japan, Herzog’s typically unique dramatization of the real phenomenon of renting family members and social stand-ins explores the uncanny essence of human relationships.

  • CROUPIER

    Mike Hodges France, 1998

    With a stylish cynicism reminiscent of his classic Get Carter, Mike Hodges revives the seedy glamor of London’s gambling underworld in this twisty crime tale starring a deliciously sardonic Clive Owen. Like the askew reflections found in the casinos’ walls of mirrors, no one is ever what they seem.

  • THE VISITOR

    Giulio Paradisi Italy, 1979

    Get ready for some mind-boggling cosmic weirdness with this late ‘70s cult offering from Italian director Giulio Paradisi. Think _Rosemary’s Baby_ meets a giallo-tinged Carrie, but starring a cast of legendary directors in apocalyptic roles. Wait, is that Sam Peckinpah, John Huston and Franco Nero?

  • DOG

    Andrea Arnold United Kingdom, 2001

    THREE SHORTS BY ANDREA
    ARNOLD

    In Andrea Arnold’s provocative short, the innocence of teenage girlhood is shockingly extinguished by male cruelty and financial hardship. Shot on location in a rundown council estate, the film is a blistering prelude to the emotional volatility that would emerge in her full-length features.

  • SOMEONE TO LOVE

    Henry Jaglom United States, 1987

    METHOD IN THE MADNESS:
    THREE BY HENRY JAGLOM

    Henry Jaglom’s improvisatory methods peak with this metatextual marvel in which a filmmaker throws an event to conduct interviews on life and loneliness. Starring an ebullient Orson Welles in his final screen appearance, Someone to Love ponders the feasibility of true happiness in the modern world.

  • LA RICOTTA

    Pier Paolo Pasolini France, 1963

    Playing havoc with the hierarchies of both religion and filmmaking, Pier Paolo Pasolini’s riotous farce ferociously articulates his radical beliefs, for which he was charged with blasphemy. Bolstered by Orson Welles’s magnetic presence, the film ingeniously mixes zany slapstick with gutting tragedy.