This week’s new releases on MUBI (5th July 2015)
James R | On 05, 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:
I Don’t Want to Be a Man – Monday 29th June
Ernst Lubitsch’s 1918 short packs in more gender-bending than contemporary features in just 45 minutes. The film follows a girl who, faced with a strict new guardian, decides to sneak out dressed as a young man and enjoy the town’s manlier activities. One of the director’s relatively early films (he worked at a rate that makes Woody Allen look sluggish), this silent contains a lot of what would come to define the master of farcical comedy.
Available until: 28th July
An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker – Tuesday 30th June
From 1918 to 2013, Danis Tanović’s Bosnian drama is a low-key study of a family living in poverty in a small village. The iron picker of the title is Nazif (Nazif Mujić), who relies on scrapping metal for money to support his wife and kids. It won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Available until: 29th July
Tony Takitani – Wednesday 1st July
Based on the short tale by Haruki Murakami, Jun Ichikawa’s meditation on isolation tells the sad story of Tony Takitani, a lonely boy who grows up to become an even lonelier graphic designer.
Available until: 30th July
Cloud 9 – Thursday 2nd July
If you’ve ever wondered what romance is like for amorous older couples, Andreas Dresen’s 2008 movie (about the sex lives of over-60s) provides the answer in stark, graphic, but also honest detail.
Available until: 1st August
Youth in Revolt – Friday 3rd July
Michael Cera sends up his good-guy dweeb persona in this very likeable comedy about a boy trying to win the girl of his dreams – with a little help from his sinister alter-ego, complete with moustache.
Available until: 2nd August
Charade – Sunday 5th July
Stanley Donen’s classic follows a young American in Paris – played, of course, by Audrey Hepburn – who is being pursued by men after the fortune stolen by her dead husband. Enter Cary Grant as a mysterious stranger and the rest, as they say, is history.
Available until: 4th August
Of Horses and Men – Monday 6th July
If you thought Equus was the pinnacle of art exploring man’s relationship with horse, try Benedikt Erlingsson’s 2004 cult film. The actor-turned-director presents a mosaic of several lives and romances between equine owners and their hoofed sidekicks alike – including one infamous scene that sees colt mount mare, while a rider is already mounted.
Available until: 5th August
La Jetee – Wednesday 8th July
This seminal 1962 sci-fi, which consists entirely of still images and a voice over, kicks off a retrospective of Chris Marker’s work on MUBI.
Available until: 7th August
The Inner Life of Martin Frost – Thursday 9th July
Writers seem to love nothing more than films about writing. Novelist Paul Auster is no exception, as he directs this story about a successful author (David Thewlis), who retreats to a remote cottage, only to find himself accompanied by a strange woman.
Available until: 8th August
Last Chance to Stream: Titles Leaving MUBI Soon
I Clowns – 14th July
Chop Shop – 15th July
La Signora di Tutti – 16th July
36 – 17th July
Life of Riley – 18th July
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.