Trailer: Under the Silver Lake hits UK cinemas and MUBI this March
James R | On 22, Feb 2019
“Who moves out in the middle of the night?” That’s the question that kicks off Under the Silver Lake, David “It Follows” Robert Mitchell’s new film.
It’s a question asked by aimless slacker Sam (Andrew Garfield) wakes up one morning to find his neighbour Sarah (Riley Keough) has vanished without a trace. Infatuated and confused, he embarks on a quest across the city to find her. The result is an epic, code-cracking, acid-spiked amateur sleuth story that tips its hat to Hitchcock, Lynch and everything in between – a neo-noir about the depths of scandal and conspiracy in the Hollywood Hills.
The film premiered at Cannes last year, before being snapped up by MUBI. The streaming service will debut the film in the UK on Friday 15th March, when it will be available in cinemas and online via MUBI. Here’s a new teaser, which gives us a taste of the film’s murky atmosphere – and will please anyone who loves a trailer that ends with character saying the name of the movie out loud:
Under the Silver Lake set for March cinema and MUBI release
21st January 2019
David Robert Mitchell’s highly-anticipated third feature, Under the Silver Lake, has finally got a UK release date, wth MUBI releasing the film on big and small screens simultaneously this March.
The film, starring Andrew Garfield and Riley Keough, is a delirious neo-noir fever dream about one man’s search for the truth behind the mysterious crimes, murders, and disappearances in his East L.A. neighbourhood. The film is also shot through with an atmospheric, dizzying and distinctive soundtrack by regular collaborator Disasterpeace.
Sam (Garfield) is a disenchanted 33-year-old who discovers a mysterious woman, Sarah (Keough) swimming in his apartment complex’s pool. When she vanishes, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal, and conspiracy in the City of Angels.
With this genre-bending follow-up to the breakout horror hit It Follows, Mitchell pays homage to a rich cinematic tradition from David Lynch to Alfred Hitchcock. It’s a natural fit for MUBI, the subscription service that specialises in arthouse, indie and world cinema. In recent years, it has increasingly embraced cinemas as well as streaming at home, distributing films such as the Suspiria release theatrically as well as acquiring films for SVOD release.
Continuing its commitment to making sure MUBI-released films are made available to the widest possible audiences, Under the Silver Lake will be released in UK cinemas on Friday 15th March and available to stream exclusively on MUBI the same day, making it the highest profile film to be released simultaneously on a SVOD service and in UK cinemas.
MUBI to release Under the Silver Lake in the UK
MUBI has acquired the UK rights to Under the Silver Lake, the new film from David Robert Mitchell.
The It Follows director returned this year to Cannes, where his breakout horror had its world premiere, to debut his latest film, a modern noir that has already been generating positive buzz. The movie stars Andrew Garfield and Riley Keough and follows Sam (Garfield), a 30-something who encounters a mysterious woman, Sarah (Keough), in the swimming pool of his apartment complex. When she vanishes, he embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to find out what happened.
MUBI’s deal will see the streaming service release the movie in UK cinemas. It marks MUBI’s growing push into theatrical distribution, after inking deals for Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria remake, Gus Van Sant’s Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot and Jean-Luc Godard’s The Image Book. The latter will also be released by MUBI online through its subscription streaming service.
“We are extremely excited to be bringing Under the Silver Lake to UK audiences,” Bobby Allen, SVP at MUBI, said in a statement. “We are massive fans of David’s work and this new film channels the spirit of classic neo-noirs such as The Long Goodbye and Mulholland Drive with a seductive air all of its own.”
The film will be released by MUBI in 2019. Here’s the trailer:
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