This week’s new releases on MUBI (19th July 2015)
James R | On 19, Jul 2015
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 Broken Flowers and Station to Station.)
Here are the latest additions and future releases on MUBI:
Too Much Johnson – Monday 13th July
Thought Citizen Kane was Orson Welles’ directorial debut? Think again. This recently restored 1938 film marks the start of the legendary film-maker’s helming career.
Available until: 12th August
The Pope’s Toilet – Tuesday 14th July
Uruguay’s submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2007 follows the residents of a small town where the Pope is about to visit – a prospect that prompts them all to try and cash in by building paid toilets.
Available until: 13th August
Sans Soleil – Wednesday 15th July
Chris Marker’s 1983 French film whisks us around the world, while his journey is narrated by a woman, who reads out letters that may or may not be real. What is essentially a travelogue explores memory as much as it does location.
Available until: 14th August
Bad Boy Bubby – Thursday 16th July
Rolf de Heer’s 1993 study of madness follows the titular Bubby, who has been locked up at home with his mother for 30 years, only for him to end up in the street groping women until he finds a woman as buxom as her.
Available until: 15th August
Confession of a Child of the Century – Friday 17th July
Pete Doherty made his acting debut in this 2012 French film about a – yes – libertine, who is happy in his post-Napoleonic War life until he discovers that his mistress has been unfaithful. Lily Cole and Charlotte Gainsbourg join the cast.
Available until: 16th August
Tokyo Tribe – Saturday 18th July
What do you get if you mix Yakuza and hip-hop? Sion Sono’s Tokyo Tribe, a story set in the gang-ruled streets of the Japanese city, where crossing territorial lines is always a bad idea. Based on a manga series and told almost entirely in verse. The world’s first battle rap musical? It’s certainly something.
Available until: 17th 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
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
Last Chance to Stream: Titles Leaving MUBI Soon
The Baader Meinhof Complex – 19th July
Broken Flowers – 20th July
The Idiot – 22nd July
Ballast – 23rd July
Blue beard – 24th July
Station to Station – 25th July
Chromophobia – 26th July
Mammoth – 27th July
Upcoming release dates are subject to change. For more information or to sign up, visit www.MUBI.com.