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The New Auteurs

MUBI Special

Distinct visions from emerging artists and rising filmmakers.

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Sofia Bohdanowicz, Deragh Campbell Canada, 2019

Coming tomorrow
The New Auteurs

The new collaboration between Sofia Bohdanowicz and Deragh Campbell (Veslemøy’s Song) is an unclassifiable gem. An ode to love stories, letter writing, and lost female histories, this perceptive excavation of the past brims with charm and melancholy while humorously savoring the beauty of confusion.

Nona. If They Soak Me, I'll Burn Them

Camila José Donoso Chile, 2019

Expired
The New Auteurs

After Casa Roshell (MUBI 2018), Chilean director Camila José Donoso turns to her grandmother for a mysteriously fictional, gorgeously dreamlike character study. Meet Nona: an incendiary woman with deep Pinochet-era scars, and an invigorating look of defiance behind those shades. A force of nature.

The Plagiarists

Peter Parlow United States, 2019

Expired
The New Auteurs

The latest film by artist James N. Kienitz Wilkins, whose bracingly clever works we’ve shown in the past, and co-writer Robin Schavoir is a prickly, unpredictable comedy. Wilkins co-wrote, edited, and shot this self-satiric indie as an exploration of authenticity and a riposte to white privilege.

Alice T.

Radu Muntean Romania, 2018

Expired
The New Auteurs

Romanian New Wave director Radu Muntean brings his gift for sharp observations of people in unusual situations to this Locarno competitor. It introduces an anti-heroine for the ages (the unforgettable Andra Guti): rebellious, diffident, a habitual liar, sharp-tongued—and searching for happiness.

Buy Me a Gun

Julio Hernández Cordon Mexico, 2018

Expired
The New Auteurs

Evoking Huckleberry Finn in its fantastical satirization of contemporaneous anxieties, Buy Me a Gun imagines an odyssey of girlhood under extreme patriarchy. Set within a dystopian Mexico born from present sociopolitical distress, this is an imperative, renewing, and enchanting riposte to reality.

Sophia Antipolis

Virgil Vernier France, 2018

Expired
The New Auteurs

The second feature by Virgil Vernier spins unusual stories from within its socially and politically charged Riviera setting with a wry sense of humor and supple poetic touch that never dampens its sharp critique. It’s a state-of-France portrait that is as idiosyncratic as it is surprising.

Fugue

Agnieszka Smoczyńska Poland, 2018

Expired
The New Auteurs

We’re excited to introduce The New Auteurs, a strand dedicated to emerging filmmakers with distinct visions! Smoczyńska’s follow-up to the striking The Lure is a dark tale of amnesia that spirals into a maze of identities while sharply—yet elegantly—questioning the role of women in modern societies.

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