What’s coming soon to MUBI UK in January 2023?
James R | On 01, Jan 2023
MUBI kicks off 2023 with its annual run of film debuts from notable directors, including Paul WS Anderson and Lars von Trier. But the most auspicious debut is Charlotte Wells’ awards favourite Aftersun, fresh from its release in cinemas. The month also shines a spotlight on filmmaker Claude Chabrol and a trio of highlights from last year’s International Film Festival Rotterdam.
In the meantime, it’s your last chance to stream Le Week-end.
What’s new, coming soon and leaving soon? Read on for your monthly MUBI Digest.
This month on MUBI
Aftersun – 6th January
At a fading vacation resort in the late 1990s, 11-year-old Sophie (Frankie Corio) treasures rare time together with her loving and idealistic father, Calum (Paul Mescal). As a world of adolescence creeps into view, beyond her eye Calum struggles under the weight of life outside of fatherhood. Twenty years later, Sophie’s tender recollections of their last holiday become a powerful and heartrending portrait of their relationship, as she tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn’t. Charlotte Wells’ first short film, Tuesday, also arrives at the end of the month.
The Last Stage – 11th January
The pioneering Polish filmmaker Wanda Jakubowska brought Auschwitz to the screen in The Last Stage (1948), just years after experiencing the war’s horrors herself. Having drawn from her own experiences, the film builds a collective portrait of an international group of women trying to survive the nightmare of the camp focusing on their heroism, resiliency and solidarity. Lauded as one of the earliest efforts to describe the horrors of the Holocaust, the historic film was restored in 4k by Poland’s National Film Archive.
Manifesto – 13th January
In this captivating art installation turned feature film, Cate Blanchett portrays 13 distinct characters, including a homeless man, an anchorwoman, a factory worker and a corporate CEO. All of them in vignettes that incorporate timeless manifestos of the nineteenth and twentieth century, ranging from Communism to Dogme 95 and Pop Art. Rosefeldt’s integration of art and life is seamless, whilst Cate Blanchett’s immersion into each character is transfixing. Manifesto (2016) makes for a compelling watch and is definitely not one to miss.
Madame Bovary – 14th January
Bored with the tedious nature of provincial life in 19th-century France, the fierce Emma Bovary finds herself in calamitous debt and pursues scandalous sexual liaisons with absolute abandon.
Beach Rats – 22nd January
British actor Harris Dickinson makes a terrific debut in this sensitive study of sexual exploration and denial.
Boy – 27th January
Taika Waititi’s hilarious, heartfelt study of failed father figures and resilient, optimistic youth is a charming coming-of-age gem.
The Flower of Evil – 29th January
Claude Chabrol’s stylish thriller depicts the French bourgeoisie follows, and all begins to unravel for what seems to be the perfect family when Anne decides to run for mayor.
Other titles also coming to MUBI UK in January 2023:
Love is Colder than Death
Identification Marks: None
Short Sharp Shock
Bhaji on the Beach
I Am Not Madame Bovary
The Element of Crime
An Angel At My Table
Beware of a Holy Whore
The Castle Of Purity
Becoming Male in the Middle Ages
The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant
A Human Position
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Last chance to stream: Titles leaving MUBI soon
Boy Meets Girl
Available until: 2nd January 2023
Available until: 14th January 2023