Films to watch on MUBI in May

FROM 29 April 2021


Watch Award-winning French films from MUBI


This week we take a look at some of the great titles which are coming up in May on MUBI. To give you some ideas we’ve picked our top four, which are a mixture of documentaries, feature films, and shorts.

Included in the line-up is The Things of Life, based on a novel by Paul Guimard. Directed by previous Festival guest Claude Sautet, it circles around a car accident experienced by Pierre (Piccoli) and the events leading up to and after it.

To watch, just log in to your MUBI account.  If you don’t have one, sign up today and get MUBI free for the next three months.

We hope you enjoy the films.

SIGN-UP TO MUBI


Personal Shopper / Personal Shopper

Available 2 May

Dir Olivier Assayas

Synopsis

Maureen, mid-20s, is a personal shopper for a media celebrity. The job pays for her stay in Paris, a city she refuses to leave until she makes contact with the spirit of her twin brother who died there. Her life becomes more complicated when strange anonymous text messages start appearing on her phone.

Awards

Cannes Film Festival (2016)
Winner: Best Director

Watch the trailer

Credits

Director Olivier Assayas
Cast Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz, Anders Danielsen Lie
2016 | France, Germany | English | 106 mins

WATCH IT FROM 2 MAY


Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno / L’enfer d’Henri-Georges Clouzot

Available 3 May

Dirs Serge Bromberg & Ruxandra Medreau

Synopsis

Documentary. In 1964, Henri-Georges Clouzot’s production of L’Enfer starring Romy Schneider came to a sudden halt after only three weeks. The initial footage was forgotten about for over fifty years till film archivist Serge Bromberg uncovered a treasure trove of breathtaking imagery, and from it tells us of what would have been a unique film.

Watch the trailer

Credits

Directors Serge Bromberg & Ruxandra Medrea
2009 | France | French with English subtitles | 100 mins.

WATCH IT FROM 3 MAY


The Things of Life / Les Choses de la vie

Available 17 May

Dir Claude Sautet

Synopsis

In the aftermath of a violent car crash, as Pierre lies semi-conscious beside the burning wreckage of his car, his life flashes before his eyes – specifically, his complex entanglement with two very different women: his dutiful, long-suffering wife and his adoring, free-spirited mistress.

Watch the trailer

Credits

Director Claude Sautet
Cast Michel Piccoli, Romy Schneider
1970 | France, Italy | French with English subtitles | 81 mins.

WATCH IT FROM 17 MAY


Tender / Tendre

Available 26 May

Dir Isabel Pagliai

Synopsis

Documentary. On a hot summer day by a small lake, 11-year-old Mia asks Hugo, 15, to tell her about his love story with Chaïnes. Despite his reluctance, memories of evenings spend with her at the edge of the lake a few months earlier come flooding back.

Awards

IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival (2020)
Winner, Short Film Grand Prize

Watch the trailer

Credits

Director Isabel Pagliai
2020 | France | French with English subtitles | 43 mins.

WATCH IT FROM 26 MAY


SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER

If you’re a fan of French films, why not sign up to our newsletter?

We’ll bring you our recommendations of the best Francophone titles, either on demand or in the cinema.  Whether you’re looking for a short film, or a full length feature there’s something for everyone.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© 2021 . Powered by WordPress. Theme by Viva Themes.