Close-Up on Nobuhiro Suwa's "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"

Close-Up is a feature that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Nobuhiro Suwa's The Lion Sleeps Tonight (2017), which is receiving an exclusive global online premiere on Mubi, is showing from May 28 ...

Portugal’s Rosa Filmes prepares new Lav Diaz, Albert Serra projects (exclusive)

Portugal’s Rosa Filmes prepares new Lav Diaz, Albert Serra projects (exclusive) Also working on Vitor Gonçalve’s ‘The Owl’s Journey’. Prolific Portuguese production outfit Rosa Filmes, one of the producers on Albert Serra’s Un Certain Regard selection Liberté, is preparing a ...

Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2019: #59. Personalien – Albert Serra

Personalien The multifaceted and indefatigable Catalonian director Albert Serra turns to more contemporary climes with his latest project Personalien, a portrait of an episode from the life of Rainer ...

Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2019: #111. Tijuana Bible – Jean-Charles Hue

Tijuana Bible French filmmaker Jean-Charles Hue travels abroad for his long-awaited third feature Tijuana Bible. Philippe Braunstein and Axel Guyot (who also co-wrote) produced the film through Les ...

Nyff Review: Louis the Xiv Dies Once Again in Albert Serra’s ‘Roi Soleil’

Albert Serra, after portraying The Death of Louis Xiv, reincarnates the infamous monarch in a modern neon-red purgatory. The familiar face of Jean Pierre-Leaud is replaced by that of frequent Serra ...

Nyff Review: Tsai Ming-liang’s ‘Your Face’ is a Significant Reminder for Empathy

The prevalence of social media has lent itself to a normalization of portraiture and the gaze, which no longer seems to appreciate the immense detail of the face that had once made the cinema a ...

56th New York Film Festival Projections line-up announced by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2018-08-13 21:31:25

Albert Serra, the director of The Death Of Louis Xiv (La Mort De Louis Xiv), starring Jean-Pierre Léaud, has Roi Soleil, featuring Lluís Serrat in the 56th New York Film Festival Projections line-up ...

Albert Serra’s Next Film is Rainer Werner Fassbinder Drama ‘Personalien’

After taking a metatextual look at Jean-Pierre Léaud’s legacy with perhaps his most acclaimed film yet, The Death of Louis Xiv, Albert Serra will be turning his sights on another cinematic icon for ...

Hong Sangsoo’s ‘Grass’ Acquired by Cinema Guild for U.S. Release

Despite a filmography that includes over 20 features, it’s only been in recent years that prolific South Korean director Hong Sangsoo has gotten his due in terms of U.S. distribution. This can be ...

Rushes. New Fassbinder, "Stalin" Banned, De Havilland Sues

Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.Recommended VIEWINGWe're very much in love with Zama, Lucrecia Martel's long-anticipated return to ...

Review: Something New From Something Old—Valeska Grisebach's "Western"

Pastiches, homages, and carbon copies of films made years, decades, and movements ago clog today’s cinema. Art house fare as diverse and varied as Clouds of Sils Maria (2014), Queen of Earth (2015), ...

‘Good Time’ Tops Film Comment’s 20 Best Films of 2017; Safdies to Remake ’48 Hrs.’

One of the most electrifying, thrilling, and funny films of the year was Safdies’ Good Time, featuring Robert Pattinson in a career-best performance. While it didn’t exactly ignite the box-office, as ...

Where to Stream the Best Films of 2017

As 2017 winds down, like most cinephiles, we’re looking to get our hands on the titles that may have slipped under the radar or simply gone unseen. With the proliferation of streaming options, it’s ...

New to Streaming: ‘A Ghost Story,’ ‘Carol,’ ‘The Death of Louis Xiv,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit ...

Smt Thursday Trailers: ‘Rat Film’

(Aotn)-Smt Heads, you’ve never thought of yourself as a rat, we’re sure… But tonight, maybe it’s time to think about rats. Especially as you ponder the latest documentary offering from Cinema Guild ...

The Death of Louis Xiv Review

Author: Guest Spanish director Albert Serra’s telling of the final weeks of Louis Xiv is a remarkable insight into the longest reigning monarch in France’s history. Adapted from contemporary memoirs, ...

The Best Films of 2017 (So Far)

2017 has now crossed the halfway mark, so it’s time to take a look back at the first six months and round up our favorite titles thus far. While the end of this year will bring personal favorites from ...

‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ Lures Crowds to Jessica Chastain and World War II

‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ Lures Crowds to Jessica Chastain and World War II Hungry for fresh nourishment, specialty audiences flocked to new World War II drama “The Zookeeper’s Wife” (Focus Features), directed by Niki Caro and starring Jessica Chastain. While smart-house ...

Jean-Pierre Léaud Speaks: How a Cinematic Icon Nearly Killed Himself for His Best Role Since ‘The 400 Blows’

Jean-Pierre Léaud Speaks: How a Cinematic Icon Nearly Killed Himself for His Best Role Since ‘The 400 Blows’ I was standing outside the hotel room of a movie icon, unsure quite what I would find on the find on the other side of the door. It was the final day of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, and after a week ...

Film History Royalty: Jean-Pierre Léaud as Louis Xiv

The 400 Blows. Courtesy of ShutterstockFor many directors, casting decisions are a crucial part of the writing process. They set the parameters in which the character can develop itself. ...

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