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MUBI UK have announced their line-up for November.

MUBI UK's November roster is headlined by a new short from Yorgos Lanthimos starring Matt Dillon, along with special focusses on Roy Andersson, The Dardenne Brothers and Alejandro Jodorowsky.


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MUBI Releases: Nimic
This November, MUBI presents Yorgos Lanthimos’s new short Nimic, a mind-bending thriller starring Matt Dillon. The film will debut as part of their strand “Luminaries” exclusively, and globally, on 27th November, after a successful festival run. Following a professional cellist’s encounter with a stranger on the subway, which has unexpected and far-reaching ramifications on his life, Nimic is stylistically and thematically in line with Lanthimos’ previous work, with intriguing results.


A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

Roy Andersson: The Tragicomedy of Living
On occasion of the theatrical release of his new film About Endlessness, MUBI revisits the recent work of beloved Swedish auteur Roy Andersson with a double bill of You the Living (2007) and A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014). Both are part of Andersson’s “Living Trilogy”, a meditation about what it means to be a human being, with a focus on the mundane seen through a tragicomic lens.


The Kid With a Bike

Empathy and Realism: The Dardenne Brothers
This month, MUBI highlights the work of the Dardenne brothers, focusing on their humanism as expressed in these three modern moral fables: The Kid With a Bike (2011), about an abandoned child who finds comfort in a new mother figure; Two Days, One Night (2014), starring Marion Cotillard as a woman trying to prove her worth; and The Unknown Girl (2016), starring Adèle Haenel as a doctor trying to do justice.


The Dance of Reality

The Psychomagic Life of Alejandro Jodorowsky
In this double bill, MUBI explores the surreal, fantastical world of Alejandro Jodorowsky, rooted in childhood dreams and Chilean mythology. The Dance of Reality (2013) is a “psychomagical” realist wartime musical that blends personal childhood history with poetry, and Endless Poetry (2016) is, in some ways, a sequel, which focuses on the artist’s struggle to find his voice in his young adulthood.


The Kindergarten Teacher

MUBI Exclusive: The Kindergarten Teacher
This month, MUBI presents Sara Colangelo’s drama The Kindergarten Teacher (2018), which will be showing exclusively on MUBI. Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal in a riveting, nuanced performance, the film is a skilfully empathetic portrayal of obsession which questions the main character’s morality without judging.


Queen of Hearts

MUBI Exclusive: Queen of Hearts
Winner of an audience award at the 2019 edition of Sundance, Queen of Hearts is a Danish drama about an affair between a middle-aged woman and her teenage stepson. Director May el-Toukhy treats the melodramatic premise with detachment and style, raising interesting questions about morality and sexuality.


Cemetery

Cemetery
Mixing myth and reality, Cemetery follows the journey of an elephant amidst a natural disaster. With otherworldly beautiful images and a sophisticated soundscape, this film possesses a transportative, and perhaps transformative, quality.



Entire Days Together
This beautifully touching short, which premiered at the New York Film Festival, follows a teenager who, after being treated for epilepsy, leaves the institution she was living at only to find that she has trouble adjusting to the outside world.



Nova Lituania
Nova Lituania is an unusual and imaginative account of historical events, shot in beautiful black and white, which tells the story of a plan to build a new Lithuania overseas to avoid the war.



Overseas
In this groundbreaking documentary, which incorporates fiction techniques, real-life situations are dissected and re-enacted to tell the story of women being trained to become domestic workers in the Philippines.



Profit Motive and The Whispering Wind
To coincide with Election Day in the US, MUBI have programmed a new restoration of this epic observational documentary, which charts 400 years of American history through its architecture.



Below you can find MUBI's full November schedule. Click on titles for our reviews where available.


1 November | I'm So Excited! | Magnificent Obsessions: The Films of Pedro Almodóvar
2 November | Full Moon in Paris | Éric Rohmer | Éric Rohmer: Comedies and Proverbs
3 November | Profit Motive and The Whispering Wind | John Gianvito | Rediscovered
4 November | Entire Days Together | Luise Donschen | Brief Encounters
5 November | You the Living | Roy Andersson: The Tragicomedy of Living
6 November | 8 Women | François Ozon | Isabelle Huppert: The Incontestable Queen
7 November | Queen Of Hearts | May el-Toukhy              
8 November | The Kindergarten Teacher | Sara Colangelo           
9 November | Nova Lituania | Karolis Kaupinis | Debuts
10 November | A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence | Roy Andersson: The Tragicomedy of Living
11 November | To The Ends of the Earth | The Uncanny Universe of Kiyoshi Kurosawa
12 November | Party | Govind Nihalani | A Journey Into Indian Cinema
13 November | The Green Ray | Éric Rohmer: Comedies and Proverbs
14 November | White Material | Claire Denis | Isabelle Huppert: The Incontestable Queen
15 November | Images | Robert Altman
16 November | The Kid With a Bike | Empathy and Realism: The Dardenne Brothers
17 November | Essential Killing | Jerzy Skolimowski        
18 November | Cemetery | Carlos Casas | Undiscovered
19 November | Altman | Ron Mann | Portrait of the Artist
20 November | Two Days, One Night | Empathy and Realism: The Dardenne Brothers
21 November | A Short Film About Love | Krzysztof Kieślowski   
22 November | A Short Film About Killing | Krzysztof Kieślowski
23 November | Ext.Night | Ahmad Abdalla          
24 November | My Girlfriend's Boyfriend | Éric Rohmer: Comedies and Proverbs
25 November | Overseas | Yoon Sung-a | Viewfinder
26 November | The Unknown Girl | Empathy and Realism: The Dardenne Brothers
27 November | Nimic | Yorgos Lanthimos | Luminaries
28 November | The Dance of Reality | The Psychomagic Life of Alejandro Jodorowsky
29 November | Endless Poetry | The Psychomagic Life of Alejandro Jodorowsky
30 November | Meek's Cutoff | Kelly Reichardt