Not getting your arthouse fix from Netflix? Wish there were more indie films on Amazon Prime? Every week, we round up the new releases on MUBI, a subscription VOD service that hand-picks films from around the world and adds one a day, with each film available to stream or download for a month. (Current titles include Tokyo Tribe and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.)
Here are the latest additions and future releases on MUBI:
Dancer in the Dark – Monday 20th July
A Czech immigrant copes with her growing visual impairment by escaping through music in Dancer in the Dark. Bjork’s final acting role in Lars von Trier’s 2000 musical won her the Best Actress prize at Cannes, as well as the Palme d’Or.
Available until: 19th August
La Notte – Tuesday 21st July
How do you follow L’Avventura? Michelangelo Antonioni found the answer with his 1961 film about a novelist and a wife trying to come to terms with their fading relationship.
Available until: 20th August
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – Wednesday 22nd July
Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet are brilliant in this sci-fi romance about a guy who decides to get his ex-girlfriend erased from his memory – only to change his mind and fight against it. The only couple better suited for one another? Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman, whose mind-bending visuals and heartbreaking script belong together.
Available until: 21st August
Level Five – Thursday 23rd July
MUBI’s Chris Marker season continues with this 1996 story of a computer programmer given the task of making a game based on the WWII battle of Okinawa.
Available until: 22nd August
The Magdalene Sisters – Friday 24th July
After years practically burning a hole in the screen with his intense performances, Peter Mullan turns his hand to directing with this 2002 drama, about four young girls in Ireland imprisoned in the Magdalene Asylums by the Catholic Church to atone for their sins. Winner of the Golden Lion at Venice and a BAFTA nominee for Best Screenplay, expect a scorching watch.
Available until: 23rd August
Spanking the Monkey – Saturday 25th July
David O’Russell’s directorial debut from 1994 sees a young medical home stuck at home taking care of his injured mother instead of take a prestigious internship.
Available until: 24th August
The Sea Wall – Sunday 26th July
Rithy Panh’s 2008 drama, based on the novel by Marguerite Duras, stars Isabelle Huppert as a troubled mother, who finds herself facing abandonment when her grown-up children fly the nest.
Available until: 25th August
The Case of the Grinning Cat – Wednesday 29th July
MUBI’s Chris Marker retrospective concludes on Wednesday 29th July – the date of the director’s birthday – with the addition of this feature-length documentary, which looks at Paris during the millennium and the youth protesting the Iraq war. From Wednesday onwards, all four films in MUBI’s Marker month will be available to stream – for more information, head this way.
Available until: 28th August
Last Chance to Stream: Titles Leaving MUBI Soon
Chromophobia – 26th July
Mammoth – 27th July
I Don’t Want to Be a Man – 28th July
An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker – 29th July
Tony Takitani – 30th July
Upcoming release dates are subject to change. For more information or to sign up, visit www.MUBI.com.