MUBI’s 2022 Festival Focus: Cannes

The 2022 Cannes Film Festival has begun and from May 17-28 some of the best films from around the globe will have their world premiere, with some even vying for the coveted Palm D’Or.


MUBI’s CANNES FESTIVAL FOCUS SERIES KICKS-OFF, ONLY ON MUBI, STARTING MAY 14

MULHOLLAND DRIVE

Series Celebrates Cannes Film Festival, includes films from Joachim Trier, David Lynch, Andrea Arnold, Gaspar Noé, and more

This month, as the stars begin their annual pilgrimage to the croisette, MUBI is proud to present the latest edition of our Cannes takeover. Featuring recent festival hits, including the exclusive premiere of Arnaud Desplechin’s Deception (adapted from Philip Roth’s novel of the same name) and Karim Aïnouz’s Mariner of the Mountains, alongside modern classics from Andrea Arnold, David Lynch, Gaspar Noé and more, this series reiminds us of the diverse range of voices that have left their mark at the most prestigious film festival in the world.

OSLO, AUGUST 31ST

Oslo, August 31st – Currently Available

Recovering drug addict Anders is given a day’s leave from his rehab center to apply for a job in the city. Over the course of one day and night, he tries to reconnect with his old friends and family in Oslo, where the ghosts of his past mistakes wrestle with the hope to see some future by morning.

Norway / 2011 / 95 minutes / Color
 

FISH TANK

Fish Tank – May 17

Fifteen-year-old Mia is in a constant state of war with her family and the world around her. When she meets her party-girl mother’s charming new boyfriend Connor, she is amazed to find he returns her attention, and believes he might help her start to make sense of her life. 

United Kingdom / 2009 / 123 minutes / Color
 

DECEPTION

Deception – May 20

Philip is a famous American writer living in exile in London. His mistress comes regularly to see him in his office, a refuge for the two lovers. They make love, argue, reconcile, and talk for hours—about the women who mark out his life, sex, antisemitism, literature, and remaining true to oneself.

France / 2021 / 102 minutes / Color
 

MARINER OF THE MOUNTAINS

Mariner of the Mountains – May 23

Filmmaker Karim Aïnouz decides to take a boat, cross the Mediterranean and embark on his first journey to Algeria. Accompanied by the memory of his mother, Iracema, and his camera, Aïnouz gives us a detailed account of the journey to his father’s homeland, interweaving present, past and future.

Brazil / 2021 / 98 minutes / Color
 

MULHOLLAND DRIVE

Mulholland Drive – May 27

An aspiring actress seeking fame in the City of Angels comes upon a strange woman battling amnesia after a car crash. Together they set out to uncover the mysterious strangers’ identity.

United States / 2001 / 147 minutes / Color

IRREVERSIBLE

Irreversible – May 28

[Vortex] In Gaspar Noé’s 2002 psychological thriller, a woman’s lover and her ex-boyfriend take justice into their own hands after she becomes the victim of a rapist. Because some acts can’t be undone. Because man is an animal. Because the desire for vengeance is a natural impulse. Because most crimes remain unpunished.

France / 2002 / 94 minutes / Color

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