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Streaming service MUBI announces April lineup

MUBI, the global distributor and curated movie streaming service, has REVEALED its lineup for March 2022, including premieres, doubleheaders and exclusive releases.

This month arrives the period film Fabian: Going To the Dogs by German director Dominik Graf, celebrated at last year’s Berlinale, and the superb Futura by Pietro Marcello, Alice Rohrwacher and Francesco Munzi (Venice ’21, NYFF ’21), which finds three contemporary films Italy’s greatest film talents criss-cross their country as they interview teenagers about their hopes for the future, and Enviar Y Recibir, a short by rising filmmaker Cosmo Collins Salovaara, all streaming exclusively on MUBI.

A series starring German actor Franz Rogowski (noted by American audiences in Terence Malick’s 2019 film A Hidden Life) shines a light on his vulnerability and reach; included are Fantastic Fest 2021 favorite Luzifer, Berlinale award winner In The Aisles and critical breakthrough Transit.

Before Fish Tank and American Honey, British director Andrea Arnold made short films that offered insight into her personal worldview and idiosyncratic style. Included this month are Milk, Dog and his Oscar-winning Wasp. Actor/director Henry Jaglom (known for his collaborations with Dennis Hopper and Orson Welles) is featured in a series capturing his indefinable spirit, including post-Vietnamese drama Tracks, New York comedy Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? and Someone to Love (with Welles’ final on-screen appearance in the cinema). And, back to celebrate its 10th anniversary, Lauren Greenfield’s iconic documentary, The Queen of Versailles.

Plus, genre-defying author Sion Sono returns with Red Post On Escher Street’s MUBI premiere, an exuberant postmodern madness from one of Japan’s most subversive filmmakers.

Additional highlights of THE MARCH programming include:

EXCLUSIVELY ON MUBI

Exclusive streaming premieres from the most prestigious international film festivals and rediscovered classics curated by MUBI curators

[Brief Encounters] Official selection at the Cannes Cinéfondation, Mon gros cul et moi is a hallucinogenic wonder about a young woman and her mortal enemy: the bathroom scale. Using stunning animation, director Yelyzaveta Pysmak uses this simple premise to create an entirely singular world that balances colorful characters, such as the angel from United Bitches of Slimbuttlandia, with larger questions about body issues and beauty standards. .
My big ass and me – April 6

[MUBI Spotlight] Mario Furloni and Kate McLean’s feature debut Freeland (SXSW ’20) features a tour de force performance from Krisha Fairchild (star of Trey Edward Shults’ Krisha) as Devi, an outlaw farmer who struggles to preserve his way of life. Set amid the lush border of Northern California’s Humboldt County, the mythical birthplace of weed, Furloni and McLean take a documentary look at the rapidly changing realities of the weed industry. and the destabilizing effects of well-financed and industrialized competitors in local markets. cultivators as Devi’s idyllic farm descends into a dark pit of paranoid fantasy.

freeland – April 8

Spotlight on MUBI] A highlight of last year’s Berlinale, Dominik Graf’s Fabian: Going To the Dogs creates an epic portrayal of Weimar-era Berlin in this dazzling adaptation of Erich Kästner’s classic novel. The film follows Jakob Fabian (Tom Schilling), a charming and cynical aspiring novelist who moonlights as an editor, who falls in love with Cornelia (Saskia Rosendahl), an aspiring film actress, as their careers begin to diverge against a backdrop of rising Nazism. The result is both a moving melodrama and a grand portrait of the times, with a free range of cinematic flourishes that help plant one foot in TODAY’S Berlin and the other in the early twilight era. 30s.
Fabian: Going to the Dogs – April 15

[Franz Rogowski] Somewhere, high in the Austrian Alps, evil stirs. Produced by Austrian film legend Ulrich Seidl and featuring a transformative performance by Franz Rogowski, Luzifer (Locarno ’21, Fantastic Fest ’21), is inspired by the true story of an exorcism to create a dark and twisted on the collision of nature and modernity. Johannes (Rogowski), a man with a child’s heart, lives a reclusive life with his mother dominated by religious fervor, whose idyllic world is turned upside down when a developer begins to buy up the land around them, triggering hellish consequences. .
Luzifer – April 25

[MUBI Spotlight] A collaboration between three of the most exciting filmmakers currently working in Italy, Futura (Cannes 21 Directors’ Fortnight) sees Pietro Marcello (Martin Eden), Alice Rohrwacher (Happy as Lazzaro) and Francesco Munzi (Black Souls) interview a cross section of their young of the country, asking young people aged 15 to 20 what they think of the future, or even if they believe in it. Shot on bright 16mm, these conversations form a candid and moving portrait of a generation grappling with global uncertainty, whose resilience, intelligence and expressiveness nevertheless inspire a sense of hope for the future.

Futura – April 29

Three short films by Andrea Arnold

Before the release of his next documentary Cowthree of Andrea Arnold’s jaw-dropping shorts are featured here, all of which quickly established her as one of the most vital and direct filmmakers working today. Milk and Dog show Arnold’s intense focus on the kitchen sink problems of working-class Britons, and with his Oscar winner Waspexpands and expands his attention to cosmic levels, the reverberations of which can still be felt TODAY in his most recent work.

Wasp – April 4
Milk – April 13
Dog – April 20

Method in Madness: Three by Henry Jaglom

Born in England and based in Los Angeles, independent filmmaker Henry Jaglom is one of the most misunderstood filmmakers of his generation, having started out as an actor under Lee Strasburg and appearing in films by Dennis Hopper and Orson Welles. Welles appears in two Jaglom films, Someone to Love and Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?, and Hopper in Tracks. Jaglom is a director of actors, and the three films featured here capture the director’s strongest qualities and influences.

Tracks – April 5
Can she make a cherry pie? – April 12
someone to love – April 19

Double Bill: SICILY! and WHERE IS YOUR HIDDEN SMILE?

Legendary film partners, Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet set up their pictorial and luxuriant Sicily! in Where’s Your Hidden Smile by Pedro Costa, one of the great films that fully understands and documents the creative process. Presented together, these two masterpieces equally challenge and elevate each other, and the camaraderie between the trio of directors – aesthetically, politically, emotionally – is palpable.

Where is your hidden smile? – April 11
Sicily

Francois Rogowski

Franz Rogowksi gradually cemented his place as the most exciting European actor of his generation. Ahead of the May 6 streaming premiere of Great Freedom (A MUBI Release), featuring one of the actor’s best performances, a series showcasing his transformative work begins this month, including the recent success of the Luzifer festival, which finds Rogowski adopting a childlike grace as his idyllic MOUNTAIN LIFE becomes the site of a spiritual battle between Heaven and Hell. Rounding out the series are Thomas Stuber’s award-winning Berlin workplace drama In the Aisles and, of course, Christian Petzold’s thrilling existential masterpiece Transit, which is arguably the international breakthrough of Rogowski, in one of the best films of the last decade.

Luzifer – April 25
In the aisles – April 28
Transit – April 30

First broadcast:
Sion Sono’s Red post on Escher Street

The latest work from legendary genre maven Sion Sono (Why DON’T You Play In Hell?), Red Post on Escher Street is a homecoming film for the director whose career has oscillated between crazy comedy, horror, rap musicals, and more. Propelled by New Wave exuberance, this tale of a genius director whose call for open casting causes his new studio-backed project to quickly spin out of control, develops, in typical Sono fashion, into a boldly subversive. The result is an exhilarating postmodern comedy that forms a love letter to cinema, to the filmmakers and performers who bring it to life, while reminding us that Sono remains one of the most versatile and distinctive directors working today. today.

Red post on Escher Street – April 23

Unusual subjects

[The Unusual Subjects] This month, MUBI is proud to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Lauren Greenfield’s hit documentary Queen of Versailles. This explosive look into the world of timeshare mogul David Siegel, his wife Jackie, and their quest to build a 90,000-square-foot palace, America’s largest private home, became a direct lens into what was to come. become the 2008 financial crisis. This tale of rags to riches again, told with a Shakespearean sense of tragedy, serves as an uplifting reminder of the dangerous bubble formed by speculative house prices and cheap credit, and 14 years later remains more relevant than never.

Queen of Versailles – April 17

Full list of films premiering on MUBI this month:

April 1 | battle royale | Kinji Fukasaku
April 2 | indigo in mood | Michael Gondry
April 3 | army of shadows | Jean Pierre Melville
April 4 | Wasp | Andrea Arnold | Three short films by Andrea Arnold
April 5 | Tracks | Henry Jaglom | Method in Madness: Three by Henry Jaglom
April 6 | My big ass and me | Yelyzaveta Pysmak | Brief encounters
April 7 | Swarm season | Sarah Christmann
April 8 | freeland | Kate McLean, Mario Furloni | Spotlight on MUBI
April 9 | Listen Philip | Alex Ross Perry
April 10 | Travel west | Stephen Chow
April 11 | Where is your hidden smile? | Pedro Costa
April 12 | Can she make a cherry pie? | Method in Madness: Three by Henry Jaglom
April 13 | Milk | Andrea Arnold | Three short films by Andrea Arnold
April 14 | The White Knights | Joachim Lafosse
April 15 | Fabian: Going to the Dogs | Dominik Graf | Spotlight on MUBI
April 16 | my golden days | Arnaud Desplechin
April 17 | Queen of Versailles | Lauren Greenfield | Unusual subjects
April 18 | Ricotta | Pier Paolo Pasolini
April 19 | someone to love | Henry Jaglom | Method in Madness: Three by Henry Jaglom
April 20 | Dog | Andrea Arnold | Three short films by Andrea Arnold
April 21 | The visitor | Giulio Paradisi
April 22 | dealer | Mike Hodges
April 23 | Red post on Escher Street | Zion Sono
April 24 | Death of Nintendo | Raya Martin
April 25 | Luzifer | Peter Brunner | Francois Rogowski
April 26 | Enviar and Recibir | Cosmo Collins Salovaara
April 27 | Marija | Michael Koch
April 28 | In the aisles | Thomas Stuber | Francois Rogowski
April 29 | Futura | Alice Rohrwacher, Francesco Munzi, Pietro Marcello | Spotlight on MUBI
April 30 | Transit | Christian Petzold | Franz Rogowski