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Mubi brings film festival favourites home in May, celebrates Fellini centennial

Arthouse cinema streaming service Mubi is providing an exclusive UK showcase for movies made theatrically homeless by the pandemic this May. 

A hit with film festival goers last year, Elizabeth Sankey’s documentary Romantic Comedy, is a must watch. A whirlwind essay on the tropes of celluloid romance, it feature’s Sankey’s pithy narration set to an endless montage of clips; everything you need to know about romantic comedies delivered in under 80 minutes. It’s available to smooch May 7. 

It’ll be followed on May 20 by Vitalina Varela, a somewhat bleaker watch by Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Costa. For something different, try Ben Rivers and Anocha Suwichakornpong’s Thai community drama Krabi, 2562 which rounds out the month on May 29.

Mubi joins in Fellini centennial celebrations

To celebrate Federico Fellini’s centennial. Mubi  is also scheduling a selection of the lauded directors’ work, starting with seminal fifties outings La Strada, and I Vitelloni, both of which effectively established Fellini as a director of substance. Other features in the series include the classics La Dolce Vita, (often cited as his masterpiece) and Juliet of the spirits.  

What came before Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Finally, after the huge commercial success of Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Mubi is offering subscribers a look back at director Céline Sciamma’s previous works. Her provocative debut Water lilies debuts May 1, followed on May 15 by Tomboy, with the acclaimed Girlhood heading to the streaming platform in June. 

About Steve May

Creator of Home Cinema Choice magazine, and editor of The Luxe Review, Steve muses and reviews for Trusted Reviews, T3, Yahoo UK, Home Cinema Choice, Games Radar, Ideal Home, Louder Sounds, Channel News and Boat International. He’s also the editor of professional home cinema website Inside CI. He's on Twitter and Instagram as @SteveMay_UK

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