The August slate also presents the latest work from Canadian auteur Xavier Dolan
MUBI, the premier streaming service for curated films, has revealed its August lineup. To celebrate the 2020 edition of the Locarno Film Festival, which will take place virtually in August, MUBI is exclusively presenting a selection of highlights from the 2019 festival. The series will showcase festival hits including Echo, Rúnar Rúnarsson’s bittersweet portrait of modern society, and Anna Sofie Hartmann’s profound second feature film, Giraffe.
Next month’s slate will also include the exclusive online premiere of Matthias & Maxime, the long-awaited film from prolific Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan. Marking Dolan’s return to directing himself as an actor, the film is a quietly understated coming-of-age story as two long-time friends grapple with their sexualities. Also exclusively premiering on MUBI is Wonders in the Suburbs, a star-filled political comedy directed by extraordinary actress Jeanne Balibar (Cold War, Barbara).
In celebration of Lina Wertmüller’s 92nd birthday, MUBI is excited to present a selection of films that include some of her most polemical works. From Seduction of Mimi, a raucous sex comedy that brought her international fame, to the 1975 black comedy Seven Beauties which made her the first woman nominated for a Best Director Academy Award, this retrospective presentation pays tribute to Wertmüller’s groundbreaking career.
Additional programs of note include: Sweet Bean & Hot Pot: The Joys of Food, a flavorful double bill featuring Naomi Kawase’s Sweet Bean and Heiward Mark’s Fagara, as well as Portrait of the Artists, a new ongoing series featuring biographical films about great artists beginning with Joann Sfar’s Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life, a biopic of French singer Serge Gainsbourg.
Highlights from the August lineup are as follows:
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