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F.J. Ossang: Cinema Is Punk

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A rare four-film retrospective from the one-of-a-kind artist F.J. Ossang, a poet, musician, writer and filmmaker. Like lost transmissions from the eras of German expressionism, American noir, and French impressionism, Ossang’s films mix poetry with genre and an undeniably punk sensibility. Despite his cultural notoriety in France, his remarkable body of work is largely unknown outside of his home country. MUBI is thrilled to feature this exclusive collection of Ossang’s feature films, including his new film, 9 Fingers, for which he won Best Director at the Locarno Festival.

The Case of the Morituri Divisions

F.J. Ossang France, 1985

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After premiering F.J. Ossang’s new picaresque noir 9 Fingers, we’re delighted to present a retrospective of the punk poet, musician, and filmmaker. Set in a future dominated by televised combat, his first feature is a calling card of political critique, re-mixed myths and fierce renegade spirit.

Dharma Guns

F.J. Ossang France, 2010

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In 1997, David Lynch spun part of Lost Highway out of the tormented mind of a death row convict. In 2010, punk artist F.J. Ossang daringly imagines an entire movie erupting from a dead man’s imagination, riotously blending American pulp, Greek myth, and French poetry. This is a cinema of freedom.

Treasure of the Bitch Islands

F.J. Ossang Portugal, 1990

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Our F.J. Ossang retrospective journeys further into the underground with an awesome punk sci-fi revision of The Odyssey. An entrancing journey alongside a group of madcap scientists to the darkest reaches of humankind’s fate, Treasure of the Bitch Islands is a molotov cocktail of anarchic beauty.

Doctor Chance

F.J. Ossang France, 1997

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Young and hot-headed, Angstel has been stood up by his girlfriend for the last time. With a newly-acquired bundle of counterfeit cash, he buys the affections of Ancetta, a sultry exotic dancer.

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