What’s coming soon to MUBI UK in May 2023?
James R | On 07, May 2023
Following its theatrical release in March, MUBI debuts the breakout from filmmaker Léa Mysius, The Five Devils (2022), which premiered at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival in Directors’ Fortnight. It’s joined by a host of highlights from Cannes over the years. In the meantime, it’s your last chance to stream My Brother the Devil, The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmão and The Worst Person in the World.
What’s new, coming soon and leaving soon? Read on for your monthly MUBI Digest.
This month on MUBI
London> – 2nd May
Delve into the complex themes of landscape, history, and identity in England. Using a blend of narration, archive footage, and original filmography, Patrick Keiller masterfully immerses the viewer in an unforgettable journey of exploration and discovery. Joined by Keiller’s other England documentaries, Robinson in Space and Robinson in Ruins later this month.
Gangs of New York – 5th May
It’s 1863. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father. With an eager pickpocket by his side and a new army, Vallon fights his way to seek vengeance on the Butcher and restore peace in the area.
The Age of Stone (2013) – 8th May
A voyage into the far west of Brazil inspired by the epic construction of Brasília,
It is Night in America (2022) – 9th May
A wildlife eco-horror and nocturnal western that blurs the perspective of animals and humans.
The Five Devils – 12th May
Starring Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Colour, 2013), Daphne Patakia (Benedetta, 2021), Swala Emati, Moustapha Mbengue, and introducing Sally Dramé, The Five Devils follows eight-year-old Vicky (Sally Dramé) who has an unusual gift: she can recreate any scent she comes across, even that of her beloved mother Joanne (Adèle Exarchopoulos). When Vicky’s estranged aunt suddenly returns to their mountain town, the invocation of her fragrance plunges the young girl back in time to unravel the mystery of Joanne’s fiery past with her now sister-in-law.
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies – 14th May
Martin Scorsese explores the history of American cinema by focusing on the work of a number of highly influential filmmakers. In addition to examining pioneering productions by D.W. Griffith and F.W. Murnau, he looks at a variety of key directors, while featuring interviews with cinema luminaries.
An Exercise in Discipline – Peel – 18th May
Jane Campion’s third short film draws a fun, absurdist link between the colour orange and ideas around stubbornness and fiery family dynamics merging narrative and form in masterful rhythmic, inventive ways.
Sicario – 19th May
Denis Villeneuve’s thriller is so intense it has blisters on its blisters.
Stranger By The Lake – 21st May
This tense lakeside thriller grips right until the end.
De Humani Corporis Fabrica – 22nd May
Visceral, funny, and gruellingly fascinating, this observational documentary explores the materiality, diversity and fragility of our bodies revealing that human flesh is an extraordinary landscape existing only through the gaze and attention of others.
Western – 23rd May
The Potemkinists – 25th May
In 1905, the sailors on the battleship Potemkin are given political asylum in Romania — an act of defiance against Russia. In 2021, a sculptor (Alexandru Dabija) wants to create an artwork inspired by the event. A comedy about art, history, memory, and cinema, The Potemkinists (2022), from the Golden Bear winning director Radu Jude, is a sharp political satire exploring the legacy of communism in Eastern Europe and Romania’s struggle under Soviet Rule.
Requiem for a Dream – 27th May
Darren Aronofsky’s searing 2000 drama is a graphic depiction of the consequences of drug addiction.
Other titles also coming to MUBI UK in May 2023:
Varda by Agnès
Gerhard Richter Painting
Robinson in Space (Patrick Keiller, 1999)
Joan of Arc (Bruno Dumont, 2016)
Butterfly Vision (Maksym Nakonechnyi, 2022)
Antichrist (Lars von Trier, 2009)
De Humani Corporis Fabrica (Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel, 2022)
Marx Can Wait (Marco Bellocchio, 2017)
The Potemkinists (Radu Jude, 2022)
Unclenching The Fists (Kira Kovalenko, 2021)
The Cement Garden
Robinson in Ruins (Patrick Keiller, 2010)
Shadows (John Cassavetes, 1958)
Faces (John Cassavetes, 1968)
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Last chance to stream: Titles leaving MUBI soon
My Brother the Devil
Available until: 10th May
Patterns of Life: Prana
Available until: 14th May
Available until: 12th May
The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmão
Available until: 20th May
The Worst Person in the World
Available until: 12th May
Available until: 19th May
Available until: 21st May