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Chloé Zhao and Cristi Puiu Lead MUBI UK’s April Lineup

Songs My Brothers Taught Me
The arthouse streaming service has announced it April schedule.

Originally scheduled for a March release, Chloé Zhao's debut Songs My Brothers Taught Me has been put back to April, presumably to coincide with the UK/ROI release of her awards favourite Nomadland on Disney+. MUBI's April roster also includes the latest from Romanian auteur Cristi Piui, the streaming premiere of a Japanese cult classic, Nicolas Winding Refn's Pusher trilogy and more.



Songs My Brothers Taught Me

Songs My Brothers Taught Me
With her new film Nomadland receiving universal acclaim, MUBI exclusively presents Chloé Zhao’s debut Songs My Brothers Taught Me. Beautifully photographed in the badlands of the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, this is a wistful and delicately observed tale of loss and familial bonds, featuring a wonderful cast of non-professional actors.



Labyrinth of Cinema

Labyrinth of Cinema
This hallucinatory final ride from the director of '70s Japanese cult sensation House comes to MUBI for its exclusive streaming premiere. Labyrinth of Cinema uses a potent metaphor –– the movie theatre as a time machine –– to track a quintet of teenagers who are transported back to key moments in Japan's history, told with Nobuhiko Ôbayashi's trademark delirious, kaleidoscopic style.



Malmkrog

Malmkrog
In April MUBI presents the exclusive streaming premiere of the latest from Romanian New Wave filmmaker Cristi Puiu. During a Christmas Eve gathering in fin de siècle Transylvania, five European aristocrats engage in spirited philosophical debate about big issues, while an increasingly violent tension simmers beneath the gilded surface.



IWOW: I Walk on Water

IWOW: I Walk on Water
Khalik Allah continues his portraiture work in this monumental tribute to his loved ones, shot using a collage of different techniques and spanning over three hours. A hybrid between street documentary and diary film, IWOW: I Walk on Water offers a uniquely intimate insight into the life and work of the New York-based director and photographer.





Hands-on: Two Films by Jessica Sarah Rinland

Hands-on: Two Films by Jessica Sarah Rinland
Argentine-British artist and filmmaker Jessica Sarah Rinland's thrilling and completely sui generis cinematic nonfiction explores the intersection of nature and preservation. This double-bill of exclusive streaming premieres features two inquisitive pieces shot on gorgeous 16mm: 2018 mid-length Black Pond and her feature-length debut Those That, At A Distance, Resemble Another.



Punishment Park

Dystopia
In anticipation of MUBI's upcoming release New Order, starting in April they’ll present an expansive ongoing series on dystopian visions of the world, and how they’ve been developed in film throughout the decades. The first film of the series is Peter Watkins’ powerful pseudo-documentary Punishment Park (1971), followed this month by Terry Gilliam’s nightmarish, visionary epic Brazil (1985). Other upcoming titles include Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, 2013), The 10th Victim (Elio Petri, 1965), The Congress (Ari Folman, 2013), White God (Kornél Mundruczó, 2014).



Nicolas Winding Refn's Pusher Trilogy

Nicolas Winding Refn's Pusher Trilogy
This month, MUBI will show Nicolas Winding Refn’s breakthrough trilogy in its entirety. Starring Mads Mikkelsen, who made his feature film debut in Pusher, these three critically acclaimed films are a gritty exploration of Copenhagen’s criminal underbelly that follows three of its main players, each one leading one chapter of the trilogy.



Red Moon Tide

Red Moon Tide
A haunting, gorgeously composed feature film debut from acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Lois Patiño. When a diver who retrieves bodies from shipwrecks on the Galician coast suddenly goes missing, the residents of his entire seaside town –– both living and dead –– begin the difficult process of mourning.


Ghosts
Azra Deniz Okyay’s debut feature is a timely and incendiary response to the current political climate. Set over the course of one tumultuous day in Istanbul, and shot guerrilla-style, it was awarded the Venice Critics Week prize.


Cuatro Paredea
Acclaimed independent filmmaker Matthew Porterfield, whose past films have premiered at Sundance, Berlin, and San Sebastián, brings his new short film –– shot in Mexico and starring actress Bárbara López –– to MUBI for its world premiere.