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Roberto Doveris Chile, 2015

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29 days to watch

Chilean cinema is on the rise! Winner of two Berlinale prizes, Doveris’ debut reinvents the coming of age story with flourishes of comic book stylization and subtle embracement of thriller tropes. The result: a hallucinatory portrait of loneliness and a fearless depiction of female sexual desire.

Swagger

Olivier Babinet France, 2016

28 days to watch
From France with love

We conclude our series of new films from French with real style. A unique documentary set in a tough French neighborhood that soars with color and creativity, its success is equal parts its music video director, its great cinematographer (Kaurismäki’s regular), and above all, its vivacious subjects.

Into the Abyss

Werner Herzog United States, 2011

27 days to watch

In the town of Conroe, Texas, all citizens seem to be instigators of or are touched by violent tragedy. In Werner Herzog’s chilling exploration of that strange and fascinatingly alien species known as human, we discover the bizarre tendrils that connect so many Americans to crime and punishment.

Medicine for Melancholy

Barry Jenkins United States, 2008

26 days to watch
Before the Oscars

More than a calling card for Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, his feature debut is a deeply impassioned vision. For Black History Month and in the run-up to the Oscars, we’re showing his yearning portrait of modern blackness in San Francisco, a complex romance for a very 21st century city.

Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench

Damien Chazelle United States, 2009

25 days to watch
Before the Oscars

This time last year Damien Chazelle was at the top of Hollywood with La La Land, his jubilant throwback to the American musical. Yet this was not his first foray into the genre—his debut film similarly focuses a kaleidoscope of influences into an absorbing story of love, youth, and, of course, jazz!

The Constant Factor

Krzysztof Zanussi Poland, 1980

Our Krzysztof Zanussi retrospective moves into the 1980s with one of his most acclaimed films and the winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Through its hero’s eyes—and the travails of a righteous and honest man—we see, at the end of the 1970s, what’s become of the Communist dream.

D'Annunzio's Cave

Heinz Emigholz Germany, 2005

The first half of our Heinz Emigholz series concludes with the most unusual and—yes!—horrifying of his revelatory architectural films. It explores with morbid fascination the baroque house of the titular Italian poet, one so grotesque with ornamentation you might find it in Orson Welles’ nightmares.

Goff in the Desert

Heinz Emigholz Germany, 2003

We resume “Architecture as Autobiography” series to go on an American road trip with director Heinz Emigholz to find unexpectedly shaped, beautifully lit buildings—many of which are individual houses—designed by Bruce Goff. A constantly surprising series of discoveries embedded in the landscape.

Woman Times Seven

Vittorio De Sica France, 1967

21 days to watch
The 60s, Italian Style

Leave it to Neo-Realist luminary Vittorio De Sica to conceive a film wherein we get not one but seven different variations of Shirley MacLaine. Woman Times Seven is a mosaic of delightful shorts circling around sex and relationships—with appearances from the likes of Alan Arkin to Michael Caine!

Il Boom

Vittorio De Sica Italy, 1963

20 days to watch
The 60s, Italian Style

Italian cinema’s go-to everyman Alberto Sordi (Mafioso) returns in today’s film, a comedy of class relations by Vittorio De Sica. Best known for his Neo-Realist classics, De Sica was also a dextrous director of comedy to which this satirical film of mid-life crisis stands as hilarious example.

Mafioso

Alberto Lattuada Italy, 1962

19 days to watch
The 60s, Italian Style

Is there more fun to be had at the movies than Italian cinema of the 60s? We’re showing three delightful from the era that defined Italian comedy, starting with Alberto Lattuada’s wicked satire (starring Alberto Sordi) of Sicilian crime that, in its jokes, has a lot say about the country in the 60s.

Untitled

Michael Glawogger, Monika Willi Austria, 2017

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18 days to watch

“The most beautiful film I could imagine is one which would never come to rest," said Michael Glawogger of this epic, free-floating documentary project—but malaria struck him down during shooting. Monica Willi, his and Haneke’s editor, crafted the final, global vision, made of extraordinary footage.

Camouflage

Krzysztof Zanussi Poland, 1977

In the cinema of Krzysztof Zanussi, livingly embodied & taut with the internal debates of a transforming society, the clash of Polish generations reaches its pinnacle in this richly erudite drama of debate. His usual university-educated protagonists are under his microscope—a microcosm of a nation.

Six Shooter

Martin McDonagh Ireland, 2004

16 days to watch
Before the Oscars

With Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri receiving no less than 7 nominations from the Academy, we’re proud to leap back to his first film. Starring Brendan Gleeson, Six Shooter looks at death with a tonal cocktail of ink-black cynicism and sincerity only McDonagh can do.

Maillart's Bridges

Heinz Emigholz Germany, 2000

Next in our “Architecture as Autobiography” series, Heinz Emigholz travels through Switzerland to discover the play of weight, structure, and composition that makes the concrete bridge constructions designed in the first half of the 20th century by Robert Maillart so unique.

Sullivan's Banks

Heinz Emigholz Germany, 2000

Today we begin the first part in a retrospective of preeminent documentarian Heinz Emigholz’s marvelously contemplative “Architecture as Autobiography” series, which explores some of the 20th century’s most important architects by using the camera to reveal the buildings that define their art.

Le cercle rouge

Jean-Pierre Melville France, 1970

The perfect crime? No—but perhaps the perfect crime movie! Jean-Pierre Melville’s star-studded (Alain Delon, Yves Montand, Gian Maria Volontè) heist film is the peak of the director’s ritualistic, nearly fetishistic paean to cops and robbers, influencing everyone from Michael Mann to Johnnie To.

Army of Shadows

Jean-Pierre Melville France, 1969

While Melville’s brilliant style of genre cinema may seem modernist, detached and stoic, this masterpiece may have you reconsider. Melville fought in the Resistance, a personal history which lends this thrilling saga of the underground, espionage, escape and betrayal with a deep, melancholy soul.

Bob le flambeur

Jean-Pierre Melville France, 1956

From the French New Wave to Michael Mann, the influence of Jean-Pierre Melville’s cool existentialist cinema cannot be understated. Ace gamblers to French resistance members—we offer a few of the masters finest in a triple bill starting with this crime fable of mortality, crime, and maybe even love.

Sampha: Process

Kahlil Joseph United Kingdom, 2017

10 days to watch

Kahlil Joseph, a contributor to Beyoncé’s Lemonade, directs this visual realization of award-winning musician Sampha’s recent debut album Process. Moving from Sampha’s family home in southwest London to his origins in Sierra Leone, this is a complex yet beautiful expression of loss & self-discovery.

Illumination

Krzysztof Zanussi Poland, 1973

We continue our Krzysztof Zanussi focus with another of the auteur’s tales of the post-war generation of Poles struggling to find meaning and purpose in their lives under Communism. The promise (and struggle) of both love and science define this brilliant film, winner of Locarno’s Golden Leopard.

In Bed with Victoria

Justine Triet France, 2016

8 days to watch
From France with love

While the American tradition of the romantic comedy has waned in recent years, Justine Triet’s portrait of a woman at a crossroads in the courtroom and bedroom proves the beloved genre is alive and well in France. A feminist revision of the rom-com—proving the familiar can still be unpredictable.

Before Summer Ends

Maryam Goormaghtigh France, 2017

7 days to watch
From France with love

After delighting festival audiences, this boys club road trip crowd-pleaser comes to MUBI. Halfway between fiction and documentary, this is an astute, warm portrait of masculinity by Goormaghtigh—also the film’s cinematographer—shedding a new light on the Iranian male and the buddy movie tropes.

How to Survive a Plague

David France United States, 2012

6 days to watch
Sundance Favorites

With great immediacy of first-hand accounts and an always incisive use of archival footage, this Academy Award nominated documentary dives deep into one of the most tortured yet tide-turning moments in recent American history. A remarkable portrait on the potentiality of significant social change.

Room 237

Rodney Ascher United States, 2012

5 days to watch
Sundance Favorites

Rambling through the hedge-maze entertaining the various conspiracies that circle around The Shining, the Sundance fêted Room 237 is a down-the-rabbit-hole tribute to the endurance of this classic and the sustained, eager attention that fans have met King’s novel and Kubrick’s adaptation.

A Decent Woman

Lukas Valenta Rinner Argentina, 2016

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4 days to watch

Nodding to Greek Weird Wave’s godfather Lanthimos and Austrian provocateur Seidl, Valenta Rinner finds a voice of his own depicting Argentina’s class tensions in this hilariously deadpan social satire. A perfect blend of mordant humour, formal meticulousness, eccentric anarchy and nudist tableaux.

Family Life

Krzysztof Zanussi Poland, 1971

Next in our retrospective devoted to one of the great Polish directors, Krzysztof Zanussi, is his second feature film, a competitor in the 1971 Cannes Film Festival. In it, a member of Poland’s new generation returns home to confront—and throw off—the shackles of his (and his country’s) past.

Dead Slow Ahead

Mauro Herce Spain, 2015

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2 days to watch

The cinematographer of stunning films such as Oliver Laxe’s Mimosas, Mauro Herce took home Locarno’s Jury Prize with his directorial debut. A work of eerie beauty and apocalyptic grandeur, this meditative, sensory sci-fi journey across the sea seems to simultaneously expand and suspend time.

Living in Oblivion

Tom DiCillo United States, 1995

The story follows a single disaster-filled day in the life of a director as he desperately tries to fulfill his vision and shoot his movie despite whining actors, bumbling crew members, exploding lights and malfunctioning fog machines.

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