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THE OTHER LAMB, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Éric Rohmer and More in MUBI UK’s October Lineup

The Other Lamb
The arthouse streaming service has announced its October schedule.

MUBI UK's roster this October includes Małgorzata Szumowska's chiller The Other Lamb, a selection of movies from Japan's Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Éric Rohmer's complete 'Comedies and Proverbs' series and more.

The Other Lamb

The Other Lamb
Deep in the woods, an all-female cult is presided over by a single man in this haunting folk horror, directed by the acclaimed Małgorzata Szumowska and presented at the Toronto International Film Festival and BFI London Film Festival. Selah, a devoted young believer on the brink of maturity, finds her faith tested when dark visions begin to reveal the fates awaiting the women as they age. Starring Raffey Cassidy and Michiel Huisman, the film is Szumowska’s English-language debut. 

Exclusively showing on MUBI, The Other Lamb will be the first in a series of horror titles that they’ve programmed in anticipation of Halloween, which include The Falling (Carol Morley, 2014), What We Do in the Sahadows (Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, 2014), and The Hills Have Eyes (Wes Craven, 1977).

Journey to the Shore

The Uncanny Universe of Kiyoshi Kurosawa
This October, MUBI embraces the Halloween spirit with the mind-bending cinema of genre maestro Kiyoshi Kurosawa, fresh from a Golden Lion for Best Director in Venice. Bridging both the art house and genre film worlds, Kurosawa’s unmatched career has been celebrated by major festivals and genre fans alike. His prolific and diverse filmography proves few are more skillful at cultivating suspense and a sense of uneasiness. This selection includes Kurosawa’s breakthrough Cure (1997), Journey to the Shore (2015), Beautiful New Bay Area Project (2013), and the celebrated disquieting thriller Creepy (2016). They’ll also be showing his latest, To the Ends of the Earth (2019), exclusively in November.

Éric Rohmer: Comedies and Proverbs

Éric Rohmer: Comedies and Proverbs
Including some of the most famous films by the French auteur, MUBI presents the entirety of Éric Rohmer’s Comedies and Proverbs series, on the occasion of his 100th anniversary. They’ll start in October with The Aviator's Wife (1980), A Good Marriage (1981), and Pauline at the Beach (1982), and conclude the series in November with Full Moon in Paris (1984), The Green Ray (1986), and My Girlfriend's Boyfriend (1987). The sextet deals with young people’s romances and everyday lives, resulting in Rohmer’s exquisite take on the romantic comedy.

Ben Rivers

Double Bill: Ben Rivers
After featuring many of his works and co-producing his film Trees Down Here in 2018, MUBI returns again to the visionary work of UK artist and filmmaker Ben Rivers. This double bill exclusively features his two recent short films, the globetrotting Ghost Strata and his singular portrait of a sloth Now, at Last!

Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche

Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche and the Specters of History
Joining MUBI's library in October is a retrospective dedicated to the work of Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche. The defiant French-Algerian auteur has made a name for himself in the festival circuit with films that revisit the Algerian past in order to look at the future. His latest, South Terminal (2019), will be featured exclusively as part of MUBI's Viewfinder strand, while Story of Judas (2015), Dernier Maquis (2008) and Wesh Wesh, Qu'Est-Ce Qui SE Passe? (2001) will be available in the library from the 5th of October.


Isabelle Huppert: The Incontestable Queen
As part of their spotlight dedicated to Isabelle Huppert, this month MUBI presents the online premiere of the new restoration of Malina (Werner Schroeter, 1991). This is a rare opportunity to discover this little-seen, passionate tale of all-encompassing love which features an essential Huppert performance. In October, they’ll also be showing Amateur (Hal Hartley, 1994) and Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve, 2016).


Exclusive: Two/One
This October, MUBI offer Juan Cabral’s audacious debut feature exclusively (and globally), after its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival: a tale of two men that share the same soul, of a secret connection that links two seemingly separate existences in Canada and Shanghai, unknowingly influencing each other. Two/One is a philosophical drama that explores existential issues, beautifully captured and thoroughly enigmatic.

Blue Boy

Blue Boy
Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Short Film at Berlin last year, Manuel Abramovich’s intimate documentary Blue Boy (Berlin ‘19) profiles immigrant male sex workers in Berlin. Abramovich captures the young men as they react to their own stories in a series of portraits that explore the performativity of the everyday.

The Young Observant

The Young Observant
Presented in Locarno in 2019, The Young Observant is an intimate, touching coming of age tale set in the fascinating world of a hotel institute, where strict and meticulous rules regulate the vocation for serving.