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LIMBO, NEW ORDER, SWEAT and More in MUBI’s September Line-up

The arthouse streaming service has announced its September roster.

September on MUBI UK/ROI sees the UK/ROI streaming debuts of recent acclaimed titles Limbo and New Order, a selection from the 2020 Venice Film Festival, the beginning of a Leos Carax spotlight and more.

See the full details below.

MUBI Releases
This September, MUBI exclusively showcases two recent theatrical MUBI Releases, the BAFTA-nominated Limbo (2020) and Michel Franco’s New Order (2020), which crowns their Dystopia season.

A wry, funny and poignant cross-cultural satire that subtly sews together the hardship and hope of the refugee experience, Limbo follows a group of new arrivals on a remote Scottish island as they await the results of their asylum claims. Among them is Omar (Amir El-Masry), a young Syrian musician struggling with the guilt, regret and grief that comes with leaving his former life behind. A deadpan comedy-drama from a bold new voice in British cinema, Limbo shines a light on the hearts and lives of those at the centre of a crisis that is mostly only experienced through the headlines.

In New Order, award-winning filmmaker Michel Franco (Chronic, After Lucia) presents a shocking and provocative depiction of class warfare in contemporary Mexico. Winner of the 2020 Venice Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and recently long-listed for a BAFTA in the Best Film Not in English Language category, this is a gripping dystopian drama that dares us not to look away.

Festival Focus: Venice
With the Venice Film Festival upon us, MUBI opens September celebrating 2020’s Lido triumphs with Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Wife of a Spy (2020), Adilkhan Yerzhanov’s Yellow Cat (2020), followed by Li Dongmei’s Mama (2020), Lav Diaz’s Genus Pan (2020), and Hannaleena Hauru’s Fucking With Nobody (2020).

MUBI Spotlights
This month, MUBI presents the following MUBI Spotlights: Magnus von Horn’s provocative hit Sweat (2020), which explores the contradictions and freedoms of a social media existence, and “Father of African cinema” Ousmane Sembčne’s seminal, provocative masterpiece Mandabi (1968), the first feature film ever made in an African language. Recently restored in 4K, the film is a sprightly but stiletto-sharp satire on post-independence African nations and the shadow cast by colonialism.

Spotlight on Leos Carax
To celebrate Leos Carax’s latest astonishing work Annette (2021), released in cinemas by MUBI on September 3rd, MUBI brings you a selection of his greatest films, one a month for the next three months. They kick off with the acclaimed Holy Motors (2012), followed by Boy Meets Girl (1984) in October, finishing with The Night Is Young (1986) in November ahead of Annette’s release on MUBI on 26 November.

Youssef Chahine: A Retrospective
A winner of the Cannes 50th Anniversary Award for lifetime achievement, Egyptian director Youssef Chahine made more than 40 films during his life. His works explore the ideas of nationalism, what it means to be Egyptian, and the need for a tolerant and just society.

This month MUBI presents his masterpieces The Blazing Sun (1954) and Cairo Station (1958), with further titles appearing through October and November including Return of the Prodigal Son (1976), Alexandria Why? (1979), and Destiny (1997), all from recently restored versions.

States of Grace: A Terrence Malick Double Bill
Terrence Malick, one of the most original and enigmatic American filmmakers, is known for his highly poetic and sometimes inscrutable films. This month MUBI brings to you two of his recent works: Song to Song (2017) starring an incredible ensemble cast including Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman and Cate Blanchett; and Knight of Cups (2015) starring Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett and Teresa Palmer.

Fables, Folklore, Futurism: Spotlight on Hungarian Animation
MUBI brings you a showcase of Hungary’s largest animation studio and its treasures, now digitally remastered, offering a variety of visual styles, animation techniques, and thematic ambitions. This month, they kick off the series with Ottó Foky’s Scenes with Beans (1975).

Made using 3,000 beans, the stop motion animation is a fascinating and comic social allegory, exploring a strange world from the perspective of a visitor from another planet, who witnesses the brutal crushing of a workers’ strike. The film is one of Ottó Foky’s many object animations, whose scripts were all written by Joězsef Nepp.

Anne at 13,000 Ft
Anne hasn’t been the same since the jump. While skydiving for her best friend Sara’s bachelorette party, the 27-year-old felt focused, free, above it all. Back on the ground, the pressures of her daily life threaten to overwhelm her.

Wife of a Spy
It's 1940, and the population of Japan is divided over its entry into World War II. Satoko, the wife of a fabric merchant, is devoted to her husband, but is beginning to suspect he’s up to something. Soon she allows herself to be drawn into a game in which she enigmatically conceals her intentions.

Our Defeats
In 2018, Jean-Gabriel Périot collaborated with 10 students in a film class at a high school in the suburbs of Paris on a project that unites cinema with politics. The students restaged scenes of strikes, resistance, and labour disputes from films made post May 1968. Our Defeats assembles the results, adding interviews in which the director queries the students about the scenes they’ve just acted in.

Visit, or Memories and Confessions
In the Porto house where he had lived for four decades and that he is preparing to leave due to mounting debts, director Manoel de Oliveira addresses the audience directly to discuss a wide range of topics (family history, cinema, architecture), share home movies, and reenact his run-in with the military dictatorship.