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.
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, 8½ (often cited as his masterpiece) and Juliet of the spirits.
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.