New releases and coming soon to MUBI UK this week (9th April 2016)
James R | On 09, Apr 2016
Not getting your art-house fix from Netflix? Wish there were more indie films on Amazon Prime Video? Every week, we round up the new releases on MUBI, the subscription VOD service that hand-picks new and old classics from around the world.
Here’s what’s new and coming soon to MUBI:
The Passage – 4th April
MUBI serves up a trio of Texan films from director Roberto Minervini, starting with this tale of a young researcher, Ching, who is in love with a museum historian.
Low Tide – 5th April
MUBI continues its triple-bill with 2012’s Low Tide, which follows the parallel lives of a 12-year-old boy and his single mother.
Stop the Pounding Heart – 6th April
MUBI’s mini-season concludes with Stop the Pounding Heart, which chronicles the meeting of home-schooled goat farmer Sara and amateur bull rider Colby.
The Last Picture Show – 7th April
Peter Bogdanovich’s 1971 classic, adapted from a semi-autobiographical novel, captures the change in America’s values from the point-of-view of three Texan teens in evocative black-and-white.
Stranger Than Fiction – 8th April
Marc Forster’s quirky dramedy sees Will Ferrell on charmingly serious form, as an IRS auditor who suddenly starts to hear a voice in his head (Emma Thompson) – a narrator telling the story of his life as it unfolds.
The Tenant – 9th April
Polanski himself stars in the final part of the director’s apartment trilogy (see Repulsion and Rosemary’s Baby), which follows the descent into madness of a mild-mannered occupant of a Parisian flat, previously rented by a woman who committed suicide, who decides that his neighbours are plotting to kill him.
El Futuro – 11th April
Luis Lopez-Carrasco’s experimental, 80s-set film is the latest global exclusive for MUBI, following its premiere at Locarno in 2013. It joins with Suenan Los Androides to form a double-bill of radical, contemporary Spanish cinema.
Suenan Los Androides (Androids Dream) – 12th April
French from the Berlin Film Festival in 2015, Ion de Sosa’s film is loosely based on the Philip K. Dick novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Little Dieter Needs To Fly – 13th April
Werner Herzog has always had an eye for fascinating, unusual stories – and his 1997 documentary is no exception, as German-American Dieter Dengler discusses his service as an American naval pilot in the Vietnam War, when he was held prisoner after being shot down.
Blue in the Face – 14th April
Wayne Wang and Paul Auster’s follow-up to Smoke, this largely improvised tableau of Brooklyn life sees Madonna, Lou Reed, Michael J Fox and more make appearances as characters revolving around Smoke’s Brooklyn Cigar Store, run by Auggie (Harvey Kietel). Lily Tomlin was nominated for an American Comedy Award for her supporting performance.
Smoke – 15th April
Speak of the devil: MUBI takes us back to Wayne Wang and Paul Auster’s directorial debut for a double-bill of Brooklyn life, connected by the same Cigar Store. This won Auster an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay and Wang a Silver Bear at the 1995 Berlin International Film Festival – as well as an MTV Movie Award for Best Sandwich in a Movie. (Ham and Cheese.)
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Last chance to stream: Titles leaving MUBI soon
The Age of Innocence
Available until: 9th April
In Cold Blood
Available until: 10th April
Run Lola Run
Available until: 11th April
Available until: 12th April
Available until: 13th April
Available until: 14th April
The Quiet Man
Available until: 15th April
Available until: 16th April