Leading curated streaming platform MUBI announced today its August release slate of films and curated series from both emerging talent and acclaimed directors from across the globe. MUBI continues its ongoing commitment to exclusive new releases with two bold first features in the “Debuts” strand. Elizaveta Stishova’s gritty and unconventional “Suleiman Mountain” charts the exploits of a con-man on the run across the Kyrgyzstan countryside, while Yui Kiyohara’s subtle yet unsettling “Our House” uses Bach’s fugues as the backdrop for an exploration of parallel realities and hidden mysteries.
MUBI will celebrate the 72nd edition of the Locarno Film Festival with an exclusive presentation of some of the most exciting titles from last year’s festival including Tarık Aktaş’s award-winning debut “Dead Horse Nebula”.
Highlights from the August line-up are as follows:
[Debuts] Elizaveta Stishova’s unconventional family drama centers on a con-man on the run, swindling his way across the countryside with two wives and a child in tow. Set against the backdrop of the Kyrgyz mountains and the titular, mystical World Heritage Site of “Suleiman Mountain”, this gritty debut from TIFF 2017 provides a rare look within modern Kyrgyzstan.
Suleiman Mountain — August 19 — Exclusive
[Debuts] Mentored by legendary Japanese auteurs Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Nobuhiro Suwa, Yui Kiyohara’s quietly eerie debut “Our House” (Berlin ‘18) explores parallel realities and cryptic mystery. Inspired by the fugues of Bach, this atmospheric, original first effort is layered with strangeness.
Our House — August 28 — Exclusive
Direct from Locarno
To celebrate the 72nd edition of the Locarno Film Festival, MUBI will again exclusively present a selection of the most exciting titles from last year’s festival, including the winner of the “Best Emerging Director” award Tarık Aktaş and his debut film “Dead Horse Nebula” (Locarno ‘18).
Dead Horse Nebula — August 12 — Exclusive
Yara —August 14 — Exclusive