Madeline’s Madeline will be released in cinemas and on MUBI this May.
From gifted filmmaker Josephine Decker, the film premiered in the UK at the 2018 BFI London Film Festival. It stars Molly Parker (House of Cards) and Miranda July (You And Me And Everyone We Know) and introduces audiences to remarkable new performer Helena Howard – already hailed as one of the most intriguing new faces to watch out for.
The film follows Madeline (Helena Howard), who has become an integral part of a prestigious physical theatre troupe. When the workshop’s ambitious director (Molly Parker) pushes the teenager to weave her rich interior world and troubled history with her mother (Miranda July) into their collective art, the lines between performance and reality begin to blur. The resulting battle between imagination and appropriation rips out of the rehearsal space and through all three women’s lives.
Madeline’s Madeline is the third narrative feature film from Decker, who was recently named as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. Creating a new cinematic language for itself, you can see the unique result on Friday 10th May 2019, when it will be available in UK cinemas and on MUBI on the same day. Here’s a trailer:
MUBI acquires UK rights to Madeline’s Madeline
1st October 2018
MUBI has acquired the UK rights to Madeline Madeline, ahead of its screening at the London Film Festival.
The subscription streaming service has built a reputation for itself by snapping up film festival favourites and acclaimed award winners, particularly world cinema and arthouse titles. More recently, it’s built upon that track record to push into theatrical distribution as well, with recent deals including the rights for Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiriaremake, Jean-Luc Godard’s The Image Book, David Robert Mitchell’s Under The Silver Lake, Berlin Golden Bear Winner Touch Me Not and, teaming up with Modern Films, the UK and Irish rights for Un Certain Regard top-prize winner Border.
Josephine Decker’s Madeline and Madeline, which stars Molly Parker, Miranda July and Helena Howard, is described by the VOD company as “transcendent and breathtakingly unique”.
It follows Madeline (Helena Howard), who has become an integral part of a prestigious physical theatre troupe. When the workshop’s ambitious director (Molly Parker) pushes the teenager to weave her rich interior world and troubled history with her mother (Miranda July) into their collective art, the lines between performance and reality begin to blur. The resulting battle between imagination and appropriation rips out of the rehearsal space and through all three women’s lives.
Creating a whole new cinematic language for itself and with a tour de force performance from breakout star Howard, the film promisees to be a bold and intoxicating whirlwind of heartrending coming-of-age drama and an audacious avant-garde masterclass. It will be released by MUBI in 2019, and will screen as part of the BFI London Film Festival’s Dare section this October.
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