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From ‘Wife of a spy’ to ‘First Cow’: Here are some of the movies streaming on Mubi in July 2021

Here's a look at a few gems that will be available to stream on Mubi in July 2021

Audita Bhattacharya
Jun 30, 2021
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Mubi is a streaming platform that boasts of hand-picked films specially curated for cinema lovers. From new directors to award winners, Mubi has it all, from across the globe. A new film, each and every day, hand-picked by Mubi. With accessibility in over 190 nations, the movies they pick are directed by the best filmmakers in the world. You can stream or download every one of their films, whenever and wherever.

Here's a look at a few gems that will be available to stream on Mubi in July:-

  1. Wife of a spy

Set in a city in Japan's rustic countryside during the anxious and terrifying times of war, this film depicts a couple’s struggle to overcome distrust and stay faithful to their love for each other. It is 1940 in Kobe, the night prior to the outbreak of World War II. Local merchant, Yusaku Fukuhara, senses that things are headed in an unsettling direction. He leaves his wife Satoko behind and travels to Manchuria. There, he coincidentally witnesses a barbarous act and is determined to bring it to light. He leaps into action. Meanwhile, Satoko is called on by her childhood friend and military policeman, Taiji Tsumori. He tells her that a woman her husband brought back from Manchuria has died. Satoko is torn by jealousy and confronts Yusaku. But when she discovers Yusaku’s true intentions, she does the unimaginable to guarantee his security and their satisfaction.

Wife of a Spy premiered in the main competition section of the 77th Venice International Film Festival where it won the Silver Lion for Best Director.

Wife Of A Spy drops on Mubi on July 25.

2. Shirley


Directed by Josephine Decker, Shirley is a new interpretation of the period drama, brimming with contemporary interest and dynamic in style. This movie is based on the eponymous 2014 novel inspired by author Shirley Jackson's real-life and written by Susan Scarf Merrell.

Fred and Rose move to a little Vermont school town in the quest of a task for Fred as a literature professor. The couple gets offered complimentary food and lodging from teacher Stanley Hyman, as long as Rose consents to invest energy tidying up the home and caring for his significant other, acclaimed writer Shirley Jackson. From the outset Fred and Rose hate the family of the offbeat couple, however, they ultimately set up profound bonds with them, which will test their young love.

Shirley had its debut at the Sundance Film Festival where Decker won a U.S. Sensational Special Jury Award for Auteur Filmmaking.

Shirley will be available to stream on the platform from July 1.

3. First Cow


Award-winning director Kelly Reichardt (Meek's Cutoff, Wendy and Lucy) gets back with the much anticipated First Cow, a magnificent story of companionship on the cruel outskirts of the Pacific Northwest. In 1820s Oregon, two recluses collaborate to look for their fortune through a plan to take milk from the well-off landowner's valued Jersey cow – the one and only in the area – to make tasty cakes available to be purchased at the market. This extravagant story of male companionship, stolen dairy, and the quest for the American dream is a genuine show-stopper from one of the most incredible current American directors.

First Cow will be streaming only on Mubi from July 9.

4. Sweat


Acclaimed celebrity fitness expert Sylwia (Magdalena Koleśnik) apparently has it all - a huge number of online media supporters, brand deals and photograph spreads in magazines. However, as she begins to share her life increasingly on the web, the rising pressure from concerned patrons and fanatical fans compels her to go up against her most profound instabilities and the comprehensive needs of her way of life.

The breakout second movie from Magnus von Horn, Sweat offers a painfully relatable representation of everybody's requirement for human connection. This movie uncovers the genuine repercussions of our digital culture.

Sweat will be streaming on the platform from July 23.

5. Katho Upanishad


This three-section drama presents a discourse between a youngster, Nachiketa, and Yama, the divine force of death, about death. In the first part, we follow Nachiketa in the wild. In the second and longest segment of the film, Nachiketa meets Yama, while the third portrays Joshi, the filmmaker strolling towards the camera in the middle of a bustling Indian street.

Katho Upanishad will be dropping on the streamer on July 2.

5. 1956, Central Travancore


Set in the period before the land reforms in Kerala, 1956 Central Travancore recounts the narrative of two siblings Kora and Onan who relocate from Kerala's Kottayam locale to Idukki in the 1950s. Their excursion advances through their fantasies, wants, fears, dreams and battles. Separated from their families and friends, sharing stories assists them with recollecting their unpreventable pasts and making bonds. When the genuine and envisioned nature ends up being bigger than what their will and strength could deal with, they get familiar with the brutal reality of the choice they have made.

1956 Central Travancore will begin streaming from July 24. 

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