Our Eternal Summer

August 5, 2022

Available online NOW!

Dir √Čmilie Aussel

Inseparable Lise and Lola spend the carefree summer of their 18th birthdays together with friends on a beach in the Mediterranean town of Marseille. Celebrating the beginning of the rest of their lives, they soon realise that nothing lasts forever when someone is lost in the water.

Cast Agathe Talrich, Marcia Feugeas, Matthieu Lucci
France | 2021 | 75 mins
French with English subtitles

Awards & Festivals

ūüŹÜ Winner, Special Jury Prize (Filmmakers of the Present), Locarno International Film Festival (2021)

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FFF Recommends: Petite Maman

February 18, 2022

18 February 2022

 


 

Petite Maman

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Petite Maman (U)

 

The much-anticipated latest treasure from Céline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Girlhood) is now showing exclusively on MUBI. After the death of her beloved grandmother, eight-year-old Nelly meets a mysterious girl the same age in the woods. Together they embark on a fantastical journey of discovery which helps Nelly come to terms with her loss. This latest masterwork is a sublime modern fairy tale about the quiet wonder of mother-daughter relationships, told with Sciamma’s typically elegant touch.

 

Director Céline Sciamma
Cast Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Nina Meurisse
France | 2020 | 73 mins
French with English subtitles

 

Awards & Festivals

Official Selection, French Film Festival UK (2021)
Nominated, Best Film Not in the English Language, BAFTA Awards (2022)

 

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FFF Recommends: Lingui

January 29, 2022

29 JANUARY 2022

 


 

Lingui: The Sacred Bonds

In cinemas: Friday 4 February

 

 


 

Lingui, the Sacred Bonds / Lingui (N/C 15)

 

Chadian director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s gorgeous, affecting drama centres on a single mother and her pregnant teen daughter as they seek an abortion in a country where it is technically legal but impossible to access. The filmmaker plumbs the depths of the bonds among women, gradually revealing how far they will go to protect themselves and one another.

 

Director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Cast Achouackh Abakar Souleymane, Rihane Khalil Alio, Youssouf Djaoro
Chad, France, Germany | 2021 | 87 mins
French with English subtitles

 

Awards & Festivals

Official Selection, French Film Festival UK (2021)

 

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August MUBI Selection

July 30, 2021

31 JULY 2021


Four exciting award-winning French films

Screening online in August on MUBI

 

This August,¬†MUBI¬†are screening a selection of award-winning films to enjoy from the comfort of home. Here are some of the highlights: 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.

 


 

FROM SUNDAY 1 AUGUST

Diva / Diva

Two tapes, two Parisian mob killers, one corrupt policeman, an opera fan, a teenage thief, and the coolest philosopher ever filmed all twist their way through an intricate and stylish French-language thriller which has become a cult classic.

Dir Jean-Jacques Beineix
Cast Frédéric Andréi, Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez, Richard Bohringer
1981 | France | 113 mins
French with English subtitles

AWARDS & FESTIVALS

Winner, Best First Work, Best Music, Best Cinematography, César Awards (1982)
Official Selection, French Film Festival UK (2010)

 


 

FROM WEDNESDAY 4 AUGUST

All Hands on Deck¬†/ √Ä L’abordage

An unlikely oddball trio bond during an impromptu trip to the French countryside on a reckless romantic mission.

Dir Guillaume Brac
Cast Salif Cissé, Asma Messaoudene, Soundos Mosbah
202O | France | 95 mins
French with English subtitles

AWARDS & FESTIVALS

Special Mention, FIPRESCI Prize, Berlin International Film Festival (2020)

 


 

FROM SUNDAY 29 AUGUST

Lions Love¬†/ Lions Love (…And Lies)

‚ÄúThe pressures here in Hollywood are so great, from all the dead people,‚ÄĚ opines Warhol superstar Viva to James and Gerome, the two creators¬†of the rock musical¬†Hair. In a rented house in the sun-soaked L.A. Hills, they delight in one another‚Äôs bodies while musing on love, stardom, and¬†politics.

Dir Agnès Varda
Cast Viva, Gerome Ragni, James Rado
1969 | France, USA | 113 mins
English with French subtitles

AWARDS & FESTIVALS

Winner, Carrosse d’Or, Cannes Film Festival (2010)

 


 

FROM MONDAY 30 AUGUST

Grand Central / Grand Central

Tahar Rahim stars as a young man compulsively attracted to danger. He becomes a subcontractor at a French nuclear facility, where he is exposed to deadly radiation levels. He is transformed by his passionate and forbidden affair with a woman he meets at the plant.

Dir Rebecca Zlotowski
Cast Tahar Rahim, Léa Seydoux, Olivier Gourmet
2013 | Austria, France | 91 mins
French with English subtitles

AWARDS & FESTIVALS

Winner, François Chalais Award, Cannes Film Festival (2013)

 


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July MUBI Selection

June 26, 2021

26 JUNE 2021


Four award-winning Cannes favourites

Screening online in July on MUBI

With the Cannes Film Festival¬†taking place in July, MUBI is screening a selection of award-winning films from previous years. Here are some of the highlights: 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.

 


 

FROM WEDNESDAY 7 JULY

Alice and the Mayor / Alice et le maire

After 30 years in politics, the mayor of Lyon (Fabrice Luchini), still devoted to his city, has lost his ability to come up with new ideas. Enter low-key academic Alice (Ana√Įs Demoustier) taken on by City Hall to conjure up new suggestions.

Dir Nicolas Pariser
Cast Fabrice Luchini, Ana√Įs Demoustier, Nora Hamzawi
2019 | France | 105 mins
French with English subtitles

AWARDS & FESTIVALS

Winner, Label Europa Cinemas, Cannes Film Festival (2019)
Official Selection, French Film Festival UK (2019)

 


 

FROM THURSDAY 8 JULY

Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc¬†/ Jeannette, l’enfance de Jeanne d’Arc

The story of France’s patron saint, who was martyred during the Hundred Years’ War, is told through the joyful noise of a heavy-metal musical. Adapted from two versions of a play by French writer Charles Peguy.

Dir Bruno Dumont
Cast Lise Leplat Prudhomme, Jeanne Voisin, Lucile Gauthier
2017 | France | 105 mins
French with English subtitles

AWARDS & FESTIVALS

Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival (2017)
Official Selection, French Film Festival UK (2019)

 


 

FROM SUNDAY 11 JULY

Sibyl / Sibyl

Lacking inspiration for her new novel, psychotherapist Sibyl (Festival favourite Virginie Efira) borrows source material from the life of her newest patient Margot, a young actress wrapped up in a dramatic affair with her co-star, Igor.

Dir Justine Triet
Cast Virginie Efira, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Gaspard Ulliel
2019 | France, Belgium | 101 mins
French with English subtitles

AWARDS & FESTIVALS

Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival (2019)
Winner, ASECAN Award for Best Film in the Official Selection, Seville European Film Festival (2019)

 


 

FROM THURSDAY 15 JULY

Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian / Jimmy P.

A troubled Native American veteran forms an extraordinary friendship with his maverick French psychoanalyst as they try to find a cure to his suffering. Adapted from the 1951 non-fiction account by the psychoanalyst.

Dir Arnaud Desplechin
Cast Benicio Del Toro, Mathieu Amalric, Gina McKee
2013 | France, USA | 117 mins
French with English subtitles

AWARDS & FESTIVALS

Nominee, Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival (2013)

 


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Films to watch on MUBI in June

May 27, 2021

French documentaries screening on MUBI


This week we take a look at some of the great documentaries¬†which are coming up in June¬†on¬†MUBI¬†– all by female directors. To give you some ideas we’ve picked our top four.

Included in the line-up, and screening from 12 June, is Callisto McNulty’s Delphine and Carole, which we showed during the 2019 Festival. It charts the creative collaboration between Delphine Seyrig and Carole Roussopoulos looking at the history of women’s rights and feminist filmmaking.

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Letters Home / Letters Home

Available 6 June

Dir Chantal Akerman

Synopsis

Keeping the original theatrical mise-en-scene, the film features¬†Delphine Seyrig¬†and her niece Coralie Seyrig¬†reciting poet Sylvia Plath’s letters to her mother directly to the audience as though we were the recipients of these private missives.

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Credits

Director Chantal Akerman
1986 | Belgium, France | 104 mins | French with English subtitles.

WATCH IT FROM 6 JUNE


Delphine and Carole / Delphine et Carole, insoumuses

Available 12 June

Dir Callisto McNulty

Synopsis

The portrait of 1970s enchanted feminism, the film retraces the encounter between actress Delphine Seyrig and director Carole Roussopoulos in 1974, their creative and disruptive use of video, their radical actions and incisive humour.

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Credits

Director Callisto McNulty
2018 | France, Switzerland | 70 mins | French with English subtitles.

WATCH IT FROM 12 JUNE


Be Pretty and Shut Up! / Sois belle et tais-toi!

Available 21 June

Dir Delphine Seyrig

Synopsis

In 1976, Delphine Seyrig asked 24 French and US actresses about their professional experiences as women, their roles and their relationships with directors. A sobering assessment of an industry that only awards parts based on clichés and stereotypes. Includes interviews with Jane Fonda, Jenny Agutter, Luce Guilbeault and Marie Dubois.

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Credits

Director Delphine Seyrig
1981 | France | 111 mins | French with English subtitles.

WATCH IT FROM 21 JUNE


F.H.A.R / Le F.H.A.R (Front Homosexuel d’Action Révolutionnaire)

Available 21 June

Dir Carole Roussopoulos

Synopsis

First meetings and then participation of the FHAR (Front Homosexuel d’Action Révolutionnaire) in a public demonstration.

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Credits

Director Carole Roussopoulos
1971 | France | 26 mins | French with English subtitles.

WATCH IT FROM 21 JUNE


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Films to watch on MUBI in May

April 29, 2021

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.

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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

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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‚Äôs 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.

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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.

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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 Cha√Įnes. 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

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Credits

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

WATCH IT FROM 26 MAY


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Great titles from MUBI this February

February 12, 2021

FROM 28 JANUARY 2021


Watch award-winning films from MUBI


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 L√©a Rapin’s¬†Heroes Don’t Die. It stars¬†Ad√®le Haenel¬†from¬†Portrait of a Lady on Fire¬†–¬†one of the hits from the 2019 French Film Festival UK.

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Heroes Don’t Die / Les H√©ros ne meurent jamais

Dir Aude Léa Rapin

Available now

Synopsis

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 (Ad√®le Haenel) and Virginie to uncover his past life. Showing as part of ‚ÄėFrom France with Love‚Äô MUBI‚Äôs line-up of new French cinema coming to you fresh from festivals.

Awards

Cannes Film Festival (2019)
Screened as part of Critics’ Week

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Credits

Director Aude Léa Rapin
Cast¬†Ad√®le Haenel,¬†Jonathan Couzini√©,¬†Antonia Buresi,¬†Hasija Borińá
2020 | France | English subtitles | 85 mins

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Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in Paris

Dir Terence Dixon

Available 2 February 2021

Synopsis

Documentary. This rare film document of one of the towering figures of 20th-century American literature‚ÄĒphotographed by Jack Hazan¬†(Rude Boy, A Bigger Splash) ‚Äď captures the iconic writer in several symbolic locations, including the Place de la Bastille.

Awards

New York Film Festival (2020)
Official Selection

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Credits

Director Terence Dixon
1970 | United Kingdom, France | English | 27 mins

WATCH FROM 2 FEBRUARY


The Passion of Joan of Arc / La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc

Dir Carl Theodor Dreyer

Available 3 February 2021

Synopsis

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.

Awards

National Board of Reviews (1929)
Winner: Top Foreign Films

Berlin International Film Festival (1997)
Official Selection

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Credits

Director Carl Theodor Dreyer
Cast Renée Jeanne Falconetti, Eugène Silvain, André Berley, Maurice Schutz
1928 | France | No dialogue | 98 mins

WATCH FROM 3 FEBRUARY


If It Were Love / Si c’√©tait de l’amour

Dir Patric Chiha

Available 11 February 2021

Synopsis

Documentary on the creation of¬†Crowd, Gis√®le Vienne‚Äôs 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 ‚Äď 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.

Awards

Berlin International Film Festival (2020)
Winner, Teddy Award

BFI London Film Festival (2020)
Official Selection

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Credits

Director Patric Chiha
2020 | France | English | 82 mins

WATCH FROM 11 FEBRUARY


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