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MUBI Spotlights Huppert, Duras and Kaurismäki This September

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MUBI have announced their lineup of films for September.

Arthouse streaming service MUBI's September roster includes strands focussed on actress Isabelle Huppert and filmmakers Marguerite Duras and Aki Kaurismäki, along with Marie Kreutzer's psychological drama The Ground Beneath My Feet and more.

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Spotlight on Isabelle Huppert
Starting from the end of August, and continuing until November, MUBI are celebrating the incredible career of one of the best and most beloved contemporary actors: the wonderful Isabelle Huppert. They’ll be exploring her multifaceted talent through her collaborations with auteurs such as Joseph Losey and Michael Haneke––specifically, they’ll open with The Trout (Joseph Losey), and in September they’ll show Home (Ursula Meier), Time of the Wolf  (Michael Haneke), and Valley of Love (Guillaume Nicloux).

Marguerite Duras

Focus on Marguerite Duras
Next month, MUBI will celebrate the one-of-a-kind, visceral cinema by renowned writer, playwright, and filmmaker Marguerite Duras, exclusively presenting three of her mesmerizing films, which have been widely unavailable until now. These are: Baxter, Vera Baxter, Le Navire Night, and her masterpiece India Song, which features a mythical performance by Delphine Seyrig.

Aki Kaurismäki

Focus on Aki Kaurismäki
This September, MUBI are highlighting the unparalleled work of the celebrated Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki, in a focus comprised of Lights in the Dusk (2006), Le Havre (2011), and The Other Side of Hope (2017). All three films brilliantly encapsulate the auteur’s vision and his signature style, as well as his droll sense of humour which permeates his unique blend of comedy and drama.

The Ground Beneath My Feet

Exclusive: The Ground Beneath My Feet
In September, MUBI presents The Ground Beneath My Feet which, after its premiere in competition at the 2019 Berlinale, will be streaming exclusively on MUBI. Marie Kreutzer’s eerie psychological drama follows a successful businesswoman who, despite being in full control of her career, is losing hold of her personal life, and of the many secrets she is hiding.

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Love & Loss & Liberation: Two Classic Gay Films by Arthur J. Bressan, Jr.
MUBI presents the streaming premieres of two new restorations of Arthur J. Bressan Jr.’s enduring, landmark works of LGBTQ cinema. Gay USA documents a variety of Pride parades across the United States in the late '70s, capturing a key moment in the American gay rights movement. Bressan’s devastating drama Buddies was the first-ever feature to explore the AIDS pandemic. Bressan died of an AIDS-related illness two years after the release of his monumental film.

Jóhann Jóhannsson’s End of Summer

Exclusive: Jóhann Jóhannsson’s End of Summer
The exclusive online premiere of the late Jóhann Jóhannsson’s directorial debut End of Summer documents the renowned Icelandic composer’s journey to the Antarctic Peninsula. This portrait of endangered areas of our planet is layered with an emotional, enduring original score, which was also conceived as an album and is now newly re-released on vinyl.

Isadora's Children

Isadora's Children
After presenting the online premieres of his previous two features The Night I Swam and  The Park, MUBI returns to the work of French auteur Damien Manivel. His latest and most ambitious feature Isadora's Children won him Best Director at Locarno last year and is an affectionate tribute to the legendary dancer Isadora Duncan.

Space Dogs

Space Dogs
In this original and unusual film following the legacy of the space dog Laika, the directors adopt the POV of two stray dogs which are imagined to be her descendants. Intercutting to archival footage of animal experimentation carried out by the Soviet Union, Space Dogs achieves a unique, unsettling effect.

Bird Island

Bird Island
MUBI will exclusively present Sergio Da Costa and Maya Kosa’s hybrid, fictionalised documentary portrait of a Swiss bird sanctuary. Bird Island is a beguiling, cautionary parable about the hostile modern world and the current environmental crisis.