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TITANE, Vigo, Pasolini and More in MUBI UK’s March Line-up

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The arthouse streaming service has announced its March line-up.

MUBI UK's March roster sees focusses on Jean Vigo, Pier Paolo Pasolini and past Oscar winners and nominations, along with the addition of Titane and more.



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Titane
Exploding onto MUBI following its theatrical release, Julia Ducournau’s Palme d’Or-winner Titane (2021) is a conceptually audacious sophomore feature dripping with insouciant attitude, igniting a Molotov cocktail of gender politics, familial compassion, and female desire.
 
Agathe Rousselle stars as a dancer who, after being injured in a car accident as a child, has a titanium plate fitted into her head. Amidst a series of brutal and unexplained murders, her path irrevocably crosses with Vincent, a firefighter desperately searching for his long-missing son.
 
Shocking, visceral and subversive, Ducournau’s acclaimed follow-up to her debut Raw (2016) is both a daring provocation and a transgressive reflection on gender, wrapped in a high-octane body horror story that will shake you to your core.



Lingui, The Sacred Bonds

Lingui, The Sacred Bonds
One of the leading lights in contemporary African cinema, director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (A Screaming Man) makes a remarkable return to his home country with Lingui, The Sacred Bonds (2021). Presented on International Women’s Day, the honest and poignant official submission to the 2022 Academy Awards is a stunning vision of female solidarity.
 
On the outskirts of the capital of Chad, determined single mother Amina (Achouackh Abakar Souleymane) works tirelessly to provide for herself and her 15-year-old daughter Maria (Rihane Khalil Alio). When Amina discovers Maria is pregnant and does not want a child, the two women begin to seek out an abortion, condemned by both religion and law. They navigate the patriarchal network of doctors, relatives, and neighbours, and, in the process, mother and daughter forge a connection stronger than any they have ever known.

On the occasion of his latest film Lingui, the Sacred Bonds, MUBI presents a career-spanning selection of some of the director’s greatest works in the series Tales from the Fatherland: Films by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun.



Focus on Jean Vigo

Focus on Jean Vigo
MUBI presents a full retrospective spotlighting the poetic and political work of 1930s French filmmaker Jean Vigo. During his short life, he was only able to complete four films – À Propos de Nice (1930), a silent cinematic poem revealing through montage the economic reality hidden behind the facade of the Mediterranean town; Taris (1931), the innovative, short documentary profiling French swimming champion Jean Taris; Zero for Conduct (1933) the story of prankish-boarding school students celebrating the spirit of revolution; and L’Atalante (1934), the whirlwind romance and Vigo’s only full length feature – but the experimental, surrealist works live on capturing his inventive, rebellious spirit.



And the Oscar Goes To…

And the Oscar Goes To…
In the lead up to this year’s Academy Awards, MUBI's annual presentation And the Oscar Goes To… returns with a selection of winners and nominees from Oscars past. Get a taste of the best from the Academy with festival favourite The Square (2017), multi-award winning Howard's End (1992), heartbreaking Amour (2012) and cult classic Ghost World (2001).



The Passions of Pasolini

The Passions of Pasolini
To honour one of Italy’s greatest filmmakers for his 100th birthday, MUBI is celebrating the cinema of the complex, passionate iconoclast, director Pier Paolo Pasolini. Merging the poetic and political, his cinema stands in response to the transformation of Italian post-war society as he never shied away from controversy, questioning Italians’ attitudes towards religion, consumerism and homosexuality.



Love Infinity

Love Infinity
On a journey through magical, historical London, multidisciplinary artist Tim Yip gives singular insight into the worlds of those who, from the fringes, over decades came to transform the city. Love Infinity (2021) brings together an inspiring cast with unparalleled access to some of the most iconic and diverse living artists and creatives of our time including, amongst others: Vivienne Westwood, Gilbert & George, Philip Colbert, Daniel Lismore, Stephen Jones, Pandemonia, Stik, Sue Webster and Jonny Woo. Yip gives clarity and texture to what is in plain sight, presenting a vision of the city as never seen before.



Zero Fucks Given

Zero Fucks Given
Starring the ever-great Adèle Exarchopoulos together with a non-professional cast of actual flight attendants, directors Emmanuel Marre and Julie Lecoustre craft a vulnerable, sensitive study on grief, and on the realities of an “instagram-worthy” lifestyle in their film Zero Fucks Given (2021), the tale of 26-year-old airline hostess Cassandre who lives one day at a time and parties without a care for tomorrow.



Train Again
18 years after L’Arrivée (1999), Peter Tscherkassky’s Train Again (2021) pays homage to Kurt Kren once again tapping into a classic motif in film history – a collision ride through the history and love story between trains and cinema. With his signature avant-garde found footage darkroom aesthetics, the experimental score by Tscherkassky’s longtime collaborator Dirk Schaefer accentuates the immersive viewing experience.



Feast
In Tim Leyendekker’s bold and provocative debut Feast (2021), perpetrators, victims and their onlookers get entangled in a dramatic reconstruction of the Groningen HIV case – the story of three men who injected other men with their own HIV-infected blood during sex parties. Unfolding as a series of seven vignettes, the film explores questions of desire, consent, truth and morality, from different angles as the story constantly shifts, mutates and evolves.



Love After Love
Veteran Hong Kong New Wave filmmaker and recent winner of the Venice Golden Lion For Lifetime Achievement Award, Ann Hui creates a visually-stunning, sprawling melodrama on sexual freedom, transgression and fractured identities in pre-World War II Hong Kong in her latest work Love After Love (2020). The story follows a young girl travelling to Hong Kong from Shanghai in pursuit of education, but ends up working for her aunt seducing rich and powerful men. The film marks her first collaboration with star cinematographer Christopher Doyle and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto.



I've Heard the Mermaids Singing
Regarded as an important milestone in queer cinema and a classic of the Toronto New Wave, Patricia Rozema’s charming, whimsical story I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987) receives a fresh 4K restoration. The film follows Polly, a waifish secretary who gets caught up in voyeuristic fascinations about her new boss and slips into worlds where she can fly, walk on water and hear mermaids singing.