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Xavier Dolan’s MATTHIAS & MAXIME Leads MUBI’s August Line-Up

Matthias & Maxime
MUBI UK have announced their August line-up, including the latest from the prolific Canadian auteur.

Arthouse streaming site MUBI UK have snagged Xavier Dolan's Matthias & Maxime for their August line-up, which also features films from Olivier Assayas, Pedro Almodóvar, King Hu and Naomi Kawase.

Matthias & Maxime

Mubi Releases: Matthias & Maxime
MUBI exclusively presents Xavier Dolan’s newest film Matthias & Maxime (2019), which, after its successful premiere in the Official Selection of last year’s Cannes Film Festival, will debut on MUBI in multiple territories. Dolan, who also stars in the film, once again brings his unique sensibility to an aching, slow-burning story about suppressed feelings and the turmoil they cause once they’re rekindled.


MUBI Spotlight: Non-Fiction
Olivier Assayas’ witty comedy-drama entangles the personal and professional lives of the Parisian middle class with brilliant results. Starring Juliette Binoche as a TV actress and Guillaume Canet as a publisher, Non-Fiction (2018) offers an acerbic and delightful look at how media, new and old, is enmeshed with our private lives.

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Direct From Locarno
Continuing their tradition with the Locarno film festival, MUBI presents their fifth 'Direct From Locarno' series. As always, they’ve selected their highlights from the past edition of the festival, which this year include: Echo (Rúnar Rúnarsson, 2019), a beautifully shot portrait of Iceland during Christmas season, resulting in a moving look at various aspects of the human condition; Giraffe (Anna Sofie Hartmann, 2019), a fiction film abundant with documentary influences, which sees the construction of a tunnel between Germany and Denmark as the backdrop for an unconventional love story; and The Tree House (Trương Minh Quý, 2019) a unique essayistic feature built on the premise that its film footage, shot in our present, is being looked at from the future.

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Magnificent Obsessions: The Films of Pedro Almodóvar
Continuing their retrospective dedicated to the Spanish master, this month MUBI present two of his most beloved works: All About My Mother (1999), which was awarded the Oscar for Best Foreign Film and earned Almodóvar the Palme d’Or for Best Director, and Talk to Her (2002), which won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Both are compassionate, incredibly observant explorations of femininity, motherhood, and love,  and feature some of the unforgettable female characters that became a trademark for Almodóvar.

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Wuxia Dreams: A King Hu Double Bill
This month, MUBI explores the work of King Hu, one of the most influential Chinese directors, who revolutionised and shaped modern Wuxia films. They’ve chosen to highlight the legendary epics Dragon Inn (1967) and A Touch of Zen (1971), both presented in beautifully restored versions which bring to life the masterful compositions and choreographies that turned King Hu’s films into classics.

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Focus on Naomi Kawase
This month’s focus turns to Japanese auteur Naomi Kawase, highlighting three of her distinctive visions. First up is her touching drama The Mourning Forest (2007), which investigates the tender relationship between a caregiver and one of her patients, and won the Grand Jury Prize in Cannes. Next, they’ll be showing Still the Water (2014), a graceful exploration of love and death set in a tropical island dominated by the force of the ocean, and they’ll conclude with the intimate Sweet Bean (2015), a delicious, subtle study on the clash between modernity and tradition.

Wonders in the Suburbs

Debuts: Wonders in the Suburbs
An eccentric directorial debut from actress Jeanne Balibar, Wonders in the Suburbs is a quintessentially French comedy. A great cast brings the Parisian suburbs to life in this funny small-town farce with a taste for the bizarre.

See below for the full line-up, which is correct at time of publishing but may be subject to change.

MUBI UK August 2020 schedule