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MUBI has partnered with the Director’s Fortnight to give you a cinematic journey through the ages. Throughout the year we will be giving you a retrospective of the greatest films to come out of the most prestigious section of the Cannes Film Festival. We will be going back to 1969 and the classics of yesterday, whilst looking ahead to the talent of tomorrow with cutting edge contemporary cinema.

Eat Your Bones

Jean-Charles Hue France, 2014

Cannes, 2014. Next in our takeover is an ace combo, part genre film (car races, crime!) and part French art movie (immersion in a rural community!) that premiered at Directors’ Fortnight and is showing exclusively on MUBI. “Daybreak and dusk…raw textures and whirlwind urges,” we wax in the Notebook.

Two Drifters

João Pedro Rodrigues Portugal, 2005

Continuing our focus on contemporary Portuguese auteur João Pedro Rodrigues, we turn to his haunting second feature. In a new video essay and text on the Notebook exploring the film, critics Cristina Álvarez López & Adrian Martin describe its “lost love, unfinished business, solitude and grieving.”


Lynn Shelton United States, 2009

Indie superstar Lynn Shelton takes a wildly improbable concept and turns it into a wickedly shrewd twist on the “bromantic comedy”. Perversely funny, and even more perversely poignant, this is a cheerfully surprising look at late onset adulthood. Winner of the Special Jury Prize in Sundance.

The Buried Forest

Kôhei Oguri Japan, 2005

Machi, a young high school student from a small mountain town, is having fun with her friends inventing the outline of a fantasy tale. They all add an episode to this exquisite invention whilst, in parallel, the adults pursue their daily life.


Elie Wajeman France, 2012

Alex, a young drug dealer in Paris, is torn between making his aliyah (the term for Jews emigrating to Israel), his drug selling, his complicated love life and a destructive brother. He will have to find his own way and make a final decision.

The Rendez-Vous of Déjà-Vu

Antonin Peretjatko France, 2013

Since Hector encountered Truquette at the Louvre on July 14, he’s had only one thing in mind: to seduce this girl who he’s mad about. The best way to do so is to take her to the seaside. His pal Pator agrees wholeheartedly, particularly if she comes along with her friend Charlotte.

I Killed My Mother

Xavier Dolan Canada, 2009

Hubert Minel dislikes his mother. For his sixteen years, with contempt, he only sees her ugly sweaters and kitschy décor. Confused by their love-hate relationship, he moves through the rites of passage of adolescence.

After the Light

Basil da Cunha Portugal, 2013

Straight out of jail, Sombra returns to his life as a drug dealer in the creole slum of Lisbon…Basil Da Cunha’s Lisbon-set film offers a grim and gritty alternate view to a city most often seen picture-postccard style.

Our Beloved Month of August

Miguel Gomes Portugal, 2008

In the heart of Portugal, amid the mountains, the month of August is abuzz with people and activity. As emigrants set off fireworks and sing karaoke, a strange relationship between a father, a daughter, and a nephew in a pop band unfolds.

Now Showing

Raya Martin Philippines, 2008

Rita is named after a famous American movie star whom her late, former actress grandmother once adored. She lives in one of Manila’s oldest districts with her mother and aunt. Years later, she is still the same girl enamoured with television, now tending to her aunt’s stall selling pirated DVDs.

I've Heard the Mermaids Singing

Patricia Rozema Canada, 1987

Scatterbrained Polly gets a job as a secretary in Gabrielle’s art gallery. Polly aspires to be a professional photographer, and idolizes Gabrielle for her artistic ability. When Gabrielle rekindles an old romantic relationship with a younger painter, Polly becomes jealous.

Room 237

Rodney Ascher United States, 2012

Rodney Ascher’s documentary, Room 237, fuses fact and fiction to tell the story of ardent fans, scholars, and conspiracy theorists who are convinced they’ve decoded the secret messages of The Shining.

Daniel & Ana

Michel Franco Spain, 2009

Daniel and Ana, brother and sister, best friends. Both are at pivotal, defining moments in their contented lives. Ana is about to be married, Daniel is a gregarious teenager discovering his personal and sexual identity.


Yann Gonzalez France, 2007

A girl, a boy, a ghost. Some pop music and noisy rock. Meanwhile, youth keeps fading away.

After We're Gone

Damien Odoul France, 2004

A wealthy old man (Pierre Richard) discovers that he is suffering from an incurable disease. He decides he wants to see one final performance of his favourite play, The Myth Of Dionysus, before he dies, and so invites a theatrical troupe to his chateau to stage it for him.

Magic Magic

Sebastián Silva Chile, 2013

In remote southern Chile, a vacationing young woman begins to mentally unravel; meanwhile, her friends ignore her claim until it’s too late.

La influencia

Pedro Aguilera Spain, 2007

This is the story of a disoriented and vulnerable woman, overburdened with daily life problems and more: her belongings are impounded, her cosmetics shop has been closed down, and her children are forced to go to a public school.


Jacques Rivette France, 1976

The Queen of the Night (Juliet Berto) battles the Queen of the Sun (Bulle Ogier) over a magical diamond that will allow the winner to remain on earth, specifically modern day Paris.

Dans Paris

Christophe Honoré France, 2006

Anna has just left Paul who, annihilated by the separation, moves back with his father in Paris. His younger brother Jonathan, a casual student, still lives in his father’s apartment and spends most of his time womanizing and fooling around.

Life is too short for bad films

Every day we hand-pick a beautiful new film and you have a whole month to watch it, so there’s always 30 perfectly curated films to discover.