All you need to know about the programming schedule of upcoming titles on MUBI India.
Curated streaming service MUBI has unveiled their slate of upcoming titles in October 2021. There are going to be five major releases which include movies from all around the world. The five major releases of the coming month are Moving On, Through The Olive Trees, A Touch of Sin, Tathagat and Loktak Lairembee. For the uninitiated, MUBI has an ever-changing collection of hand-picked films from new filmmakers to established award winners.
Know about the five films in detail below:
The South Korean film is about three generations living under one roof. It's a form of cohabitation which was once very normal there The film follows the story of Okju’s family as they come together at her grandfather’s place by chance and break up. Okju, her little brother Dongju and their father move in with the grandpa but they hardly know that at the end of the school year it is not just because the old man needs care. Their father is as good as broke after his divorce and although grandpa's three-room apartment is pretty unsuitable, it provides temporary shelter to the family. Soon after that, their aunt, whose marriage is on the rocks, moves in as well. The explores the contemporary meaning of family.
Set against the backdrop of the BTS workings of another Kiarostami film, the film traces the complications that arise when the romantic misfortune of one of the actors creates turmoil on set and leaves the hapless director caught in the middle. He is a lovelorn young man who pines for the woman cast as his wife even though, in real life, she will have nothing to do with him. This Pirandellian pastoral peels away layer after layer of artifice as it investigates the elusive, alchemical relationship between cinema and reality.
The anthology follows four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence. One is about an angry miner who revolts against the corruption of his village leaders. While in the second film, a migrant worker travels at home for the New Year and discovers the infinite possibilities a firearm can offer. While the third short film is about a pretty receptionist at a sauna who is pushed to the limit when a rich client assaults her. The final story follows a young factory worker who goes from job to job trying to improve his lot in life.
Set against the backdrop of a meditative Himalayan village, the film delicately explores the idea of renunciation. The film shows how a sudden arrival of a letter disrupts a monk's quiet life in the hills as it sends him hurtling back into his past before he ran away from home as a little boy. It is the story of a child who just wants to go back home.
Loktak Lairembee aka Lady of the Lake is a story about a fishing community living on floating biomass in the Loktak Lake in Manipur as they were ousted from their houses and forcibly relocated by the government. The fishermen have no security, just like the shaky foundations of the floating islands of biomass to which they owe their livelihoods.