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MUBI UK’s January Line-up Features the Latest From Andersson, Marhoul and More

About Endlessness
The arthouse streaming service has unveiled its January 2021 roster.

MUBI opens the new year with two of the most talked about European films of 2020 - Roy Andersson's About Endlessness and Václav Marhoul's The Painted Bird, along with the UK premiere of festival hit Ham on Rye and much more.

About Endlessness

MUBI Spotlight: About Endlessness
With two of his masterpieces already showing on MUBI, in January MUBI presents Roy Andersson’s new film About Endlessness, which will kick off their programme for the new year. This visionary reflection on life’s cruelty and beauty, which won Andersson the award for Best Director in Venice, will be streaming exclusively from January 1st.

The Painted Bird

MUBI Spotlight: The Painted Bird
After a successful festival run and a limited cinema release, MUBI brings Václav Marhoul’s extraordinary wartime drama to subscribers, streaming exclusively from January 8th. Powerful, harrowing, and visually stunning, The Painted Bird charts the story of a young Jewish boy seeking refuge in the Polish woods, finding himself face to face with unspeakable evil.


First Films First
In 2021, MUBI continues their New Year’s tradition and renewing their annual engagement with 'First Films First', a special look at acclaimed filmmakers’ first features, starting off the year with the films that marked the start of their careers. This year, they’ll be showing Lina Wertmüller’s The Basilisks in a brand new restoration, Whit Stillman’s Metropolitan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s The Small Town, Angela Schanelec’s My Sister's Good Fortune, Denis Villeneuve’s August 32nd on Earth, Mia Hansen-Løve’s All is Forgiven, Steve McQueen’s Hunger, and Lynne Ramsay’s Ratcatcher.


MUBI Exclusive: Citadel
MUBI presents the world premiere of English artist filmmaker John Smith’s Citadel: a short film made during lockdown, combining images of London’s skyline with extracts from Boris Johnson’s speeches, using the city’s architecture to comment on the opposition between economic interests and individual experiences.

Heroes Don't Die

My French Film Festival
This year, MUBI continues their partnership with My French Film Festival to bring you three films of their 2021 selection: Sophie Letourneur’s Enormous, an insightful and irreverent comedy about the relationship between motherhood and womanhood; Aude Léa Rapin’s Heroes Don't Die, an eccentric mockumentary-drama starring Adèle Haenel; and Aurel’s Josep, a beautifully animated feature about the life of the artist Josep Bartoli.

ham on rye

Viewfinders: Ham on Rye
A dreamy piece of American Indie, Ham on Rye debuted to great acclaim at last year’s Locarno Film Festival. Following a group of girls at the end of high school, it puts a stylish and subversive spin on the coming-of-age genre.

About Some Meaningless Events

Rediscovered: About Some Meaningless Events
Mostafa Derkaoui’s pioneering film About Some Meaningless Events was shot in the ‘70s and banned by Moroccan authorities, this incredible document of its time and poignant reflection on national cinema was lost for decades until a negative was recently found, allowing for a full restoration.