FROM 28 JANUARY 2021
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This week we take a look at some of the great titles which are coming up in February on MUBI. To give you some ideas we’ve picked our top four, which are a mixture of feature films, shorts and documentaries.
Included in the line-up is Aude Léa Rapin’s Heroes Don’t Die. It stars Adèle Haenel from Portrait of a Lady on Fire – one of the hits from the 2019 French Film Festival UK.
We hope you enjoy the films.
Heroes Don’t Die / Les Héros ne meurent jamais
Dir Aude Léa Rapin
Joachim is approached by a man believing him to be a Bosnian soldier who died on the day Joachim was born. Suspicious that he is the reincarnation of the soldier, Joachim travels to Sarajevo with his friends Alice (Adèle Haenel) and Virginie to uncover his past life. Showing as part of ‘From France with Love’ MUBI’s line-up of new French cinema coming to you fresh from festivals.
Cannes Film Festival (2019)
Screened as part of Critics’ Week
Director Aude Léa Rapin
Cast Adèle Haenel, Jonathan Couzinié, Antonia Buresi, Hasija Borić
2020 | France | English subtitles | 85 mins
Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in Paris
Dir Terence Dixon
Available 2 February 2021
Documentary. This rare film document of one of the towering figures of 20th-century American literature—photographed by Jack Hazan (Rude Boy, A Bigger Splash) – captures the iconic writer in several symbolic locations, including the Place de la Bastille.
New York Film Festival (2020)
Director Terence Dixon
1970 | United Kingdom, France | English | 27 mins
The Passion of Joan of Arc / La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc
Dir Carl Theodor Dreyer
Available 3 February 2021
Cinema can be many things: a drama, a poem, a song, a dream. Dreyer’s masterpiece is one of cinema’s greatest expressions of spirituality, and indeed one of the greatest of all films: a daring, radical reimagining of the art form that continues to inspire awe. A tale of feminist passion.
National Board of Reviews (1929)
Winner: Top Foreign Films
Berlin International Film Festival (1997)
Director Carl Theodor Dreyer
Cast Renée Jeanne Falconetti, Eugène Silvain, André Berley, Maurice Schutz
1928 | France | No dialogue | 98 mins
If It Were Love / Si c’était de l’amour
Dir Patric Chiha
Available 11 February 2021
Documentary on the creation of Crowd, Gisèle Vienne’s evocative dance piece based on the undulating, liquid physicality of the 90s clubbing scene in Berlin. We follow the fifteen dancers from theatre to theatre – their work along with their strange, intimate relationships. The line between the stage and real life becomes blurry, creating a troubling journey into our nights, our parties, our loves.
Berlin International Film Festival (2020)
Winner, Teddy Award
BFI London Film Festival (2020)
Director Patric Chiha
2020 | France | English | 82 mins
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