New to Stream: MUBI unveils June 2020 film slate
MUBI, the premiere streaming service for curated films, has revealed its June lineup which continues to showcase exciting new exclusives, rediscovered gems and carefully curated retrospectives. Next month kicks off with the short film Olla, a daring and provocative directorial debut by actress Ariane Labed, who is best known for her performances in Athina Rachel Tsangari’s Attenberg and Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Lobster. Other exclusive premieres include MS Slavic 7, the latest collaboration between Sofia Bohdanowicz and Deragh Campbell, and Nimrod Eldar’s thoughtful and quietly moving feature debut, The Day After I’m Gone.
Next month’s slate also celebrates the filmmaking legacy of Chantal Akerman with a selection of her work that includes Almayer’s Folly and No Home Movie followed by Marianne Lambert’s I Don’t Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman, a love letter and career-spanning documentary that explores Akerman’s life and work.
The full list of titles set to premiere on MUBI in June includes:
Olla — June 1
MUBI will present the exclusive streaming premiere of Ariane Labed’s directorial debut Olla (Cannes ‘19). A regular collaborator of Yorgos Lanthimos, Labed’s dark comedic tale of a Russian mail-order bride relocating to rural France echoes the brilliant strangeness of the Greek Weird Wave.
MS Slavic 7 — June 4
The latest work from Canadian auteur Sofia Bohdanowicz will once again be exclusively featured on MUBI. Co-directed and starring another MUBI regular Deragh Campbell, MS Slavic 7 (Berlin ‘19) is an introspective, semi-autobiographical look at family histories and artistic legacies.
The Day After I’m Gone — June 18
A father is forced to reexamine his relationship with his teenage daughter after her failed suicide. Israeli director Nimrod Eldar’s powerful debut feature The Day After I’m Gone (Berlin ‘19) delicately meditates on the challenges of fatherhood, adolescence, and generational disunion.
New Brazilian Cinema — Exclusive
The Dead and the Others — June 23
This summer, MUBI is excited to launch a new extended series dedicated to the best of contemporary Brazilian cinema. In the wake of the country’s recent unprecedented political turmoil, Brazil’s filmmakers continue to produce poignant, urgent cinema. The program launches with an exclusive presentation of The Dead and the Others, winner of the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at Cannes 2018.
REMEMBERING CHANTAL AKERMAN
Almayer’s Folly — June 5
No Home Movie — June 6
I Don’t Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman — June 7
On what would have been the Belgian director’s 70th birthday, MUBI celebrates the groundbreaking, visionary career of Chantal Akerman. This selection highlights Akerman’s later works and features her narrative feature Almayer’s Folly, her final film No Home Movie, and Marianne Lambert’s personal documentary tribute to the auteur I Don’t Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman.
FROM NEW YORK TO LONDON: SOUNDS OF THE STREETS
Wild Style — June 13
MUBI highlights two landmark films exploring the underground music scenes of 1980s New York and London. Set in the South Bronx, Charlie Ahearn’s docudrama Wild Style (Toronto ‘83) is regarded as the first hip-hop film. The double bill also features a recent restoration of Franco Ross’s Babylon (Cannes ‘80), which follows a dancehall DJ in Thatcher-era South London. Only first released in the US last year, MUBI is excited to share the cult classic with a wide American audience for the first time.
A NEW WAVE EPIC: JACQUES RIVETTE’S OUT 1
Out 1, Noli Me Tangere – Episode 1 & 2 — June 19
The “holy grail of cinephilia” comes to MUBI. Jacques Rivette’s elusive 13-hour masterpiece Out 1 is one of the most enthralling cinematic experiences of all time and is now fully restored. Conceived as a series, the film consists of 8 feature-length episodes and features countless New Wave legends, including Jean-Pierre Léaud and Juliet Berto.
SHOOTING THE HIP: THE CINEMATOGRAPHY OF SEAN PRICE WILLIAMS
The Great Pretender — June 27
This month, MUBI celebrates one of the most omnipresent artists in the New York film scene with a program dedicated to cinematographer Sean Price Williams. His signature handheld photography has been central to America’s most renowned independent filmmakers, collaborating regularly with the likes of Alex Ross Perry and the Safdie brothers. The series kicks off with The Great Pretender (Tribeca ‘18), a striking dark comedy directed by Nathan Silver and starring Esther Garrel.