The global streaming service MUBI brings premieres and new productions to Colombia about important events in the month of March, such as the Oscars and International Women’s Day.
This month MUBI presents HOLY SPIDER, directed by Ali Abbasi, set in the holy city of Mashhad. The story follows the journalist Rahimi (Zar Amir Ebrahimi), who investigates the murders of several sex workers at the hands of the “spider killer”, who believes he is fulfilling a divine mission to cleanse the city of sinners. The film made its world premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, where Zar Amir Ebrahimi won the Best Actress award.
On the other hand, MUBI celebrates International Women’s Day, for which it presents a cycle of films and short films directed by talented and great women such as: Sara Cwynar, who directs the short film GLASS LIFE, which describes how we live under constant surveillance, without privacy and in front of a world of images.
There will also be Haifaa al-Mansour, the first woman to make a feature film from Saudi Arabia under the title WADJDAwhere she tells the story of a 10-year-old girl who lives in a suburb of Riyadh and dreams of owning a bicycle, but the law forbids it. A series of films offering an overview of feminist cinema in Germany is also inaugurated.
In featured programming arrives THE CAT HAS NINE LIVES by Ula Stöckl, which explores women’s place as mothers within patriarchal families, the professional independence of women, sexual liberation and political struggles, reflecting the concerns of the feminist movement of the time; and THE WOMAN IN THE FIFTH by Pawel Pawlikowski, a mysterious romantic thriller with surreal touches, starring Ethan Hawke and Kristin Scott Thomas.
In the most anticipated premieres will be IN A CERTAIN WAY by Sara Gómez, who oroffers a complex critique of machismo, patriarchal society and class violence in a post-revolutionary Cubathrough a love story on the outskirts of Havana; PLEASE BABY PLEASE by Amanda Kramer, starring Andrea Riseborough and with a special performance by Demi Moore, is a love letter to the eccentricity of cinema that explores the desire, gender identities and hidden sexualities of its characters.
Get to the platform AVA by Lea Mysius, a seductive exploration of female sexuality and adolescent fears, an infectious mix of dazzling colours, humor and the dreamy melancholy of the transformative summer of a young woman who discovers that she is doomed to gradually lose her sight; and ZERO FUCKS GIVEN by Emmanuel Marre and Julie Lecoustre, starring Adèle Exarchopoulos, nbegins the story of Cassandra, a 26-year-old flight attendant who lives from day to day and goes to a party without caring about tomorrow.
will also be available THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH by Nicolas Roeg, where he introduces us to David Bowie as an alien with a human appearance, who travels to Earth in order to get water and be able to save life on his planet; BLUE STEEL from Kathryn Bigelow, a classic American crime drama about a psychopath who falls for the police who are after him, starring Jamie Lee Curtis; and THE GOODBYES by Natalia Beristain, starring Karina Gidi, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Tessa Ia and Pedro de Tavira, who give life to the writer Rosario Castellanos and the philosopher Ricardo Guerra through different stages of their life and their relationship.
Lastly this month MUBI presents a selection of Oscar-winning and nominated films, THE ELEPHANT MAN, David Lynch’s most nominated film, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN by Simon Curtis, THE GRADUATE by Mike Nichols, and LA LA LAND, Damien Chazelle’s film nominated in 14 categories including best picture, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.
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